This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 20 September 1845 → The "Great Adirondack Tornado," really a family of up to 4 tornadoes, traversed an incredible 275 miles, tearing down many thousands of trees across northern New York and northern Vermont. The damage path from the tornadoes and associated downburst winds was up to a mile and a half wide. Hailstones were as big as hens' eggs.
 20 September 1987 → A vivid rainbow was seen at Fort Simpson, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, during a visit by Pope John Paul II.

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May 6, 1965:

Six tornadoes struck an 11 county region with the greatest damage southwest and just north of Minneapolis.

May 6, 1988:

High winds produced blowing dust which reduced visibilities to less than one half mile in northeastern South Dakota. Wind gusts of 62 mph were reported at Aberdeen. A small building was destroyed in Gettysburg and a building was damaged near Timber Lake. Winds also blew over a tractor trailer injuring a man in Okaton.

May 6, 1999:

High winds of 35 to 50 mph, gusting to over 60 mph blew across central and north central South Dakota from the early morning to the late evening hours causing some damage. In Pierre, the high winds blew a large tree down and tore loose a piece of the sheet metal cornice atop a downtown building. At the Legion Memorial Park in Mobridge, the high winds knocked the centerfield lights to the ground. In Jones County, a semi tractor trailer was blown over and damaged. The fishing tournament of Lake Oahe had to be postponed as result of the high winds.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1916) Aberdeen: 23 (1931)
Kennebec: 93 (2000) Kennebec: 19 (1931)
Mobridge: 87 (1992) Mobridge: 22 (1929)
Pierre: 89 (1934) Pierre: 24 (1976)
Sisseton: 91 (1934) Sisseton: 22 (1976)
Timber Lake: 87 (2000) Timber Lake: 24 (1989)
Watertown: 89 (1934) Watertown: 17 (1976)
Wheaton: 93 (2000) Wheaton: 14 (1925)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.76" (1895) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1950)
Kennebec: 0.85" (1942)
Mobridge: 1.01" (1930)
Pierre: 1.26" (1932)
Sisseton: 1.74" (1902)
Timber Lake: 1.71" (1983)
Watertown: 1.20" (1968)
Wheaton: 1.45" (2007)


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