This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 26 December 1927 → The worst Christmas blizzard in a century buried the UK. While most of the country experienced snow, the south suffered from the brunt of the storm with drifts in places to 15 feet or more.
 26 December 1985 → Seattle, WA was in the midst of two and a half weeks of heavy fog. Christmas holiday travel was disrupted due to visibility of less than one eighth of a mile. Many flights were canceled and numerous accidents cluttered the highways.
 26 December 2009 → A huge blizzard raged across the Great Plains from the 24th through today. One to two feet of snow, propelled by winds up to 60 mph, buried the area from Oklahoma to the upper Mississippi Valley. Five people died in Oklahoma.

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May 13, 1986:

A rare, Washington State tornado briefly touched down near Trafton, about 40 miles north-northeast of Seattle. Although short lived, witnesses observed the tornado destroying several pine trees, and lifting debris as high as 500 feet into the air.

May 13, 2005:

Runoff from heavy rain resulted in minor flooding along the White River from south of Belvidere to Oacoma, affecting mainly agricultural land along the river. The river rose over its banks and flooded U.S. Highway 83 south of Murdo for a short time. No property damage was reported.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1932) Aberdeen: 24 (1899)
Kennebec: 103 (2007) Kennebec: 24 (1966)
Mobridge: 95 (1932) Mobridge: 24 (1945)
Pierre: 99 (1941) Pierre: 24 (1953)
Sisseton: 92 (1932) Sisseton: 26 (1953)
Timber Lake: 94 (1941) Timber Lake: 25 (1953)
Watertown: 92 (1932) Watertown: 25 (1953)
Wheaton: 92 (1932) Wheaton: 26 (1953)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.82" (1958) Aberdeen: 1.0" (1924)
Kennebec: 1.40" (1908)
Mobridge: 0.60" (1933)
Pierre: 2.72" (1982)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1942)
Timber Lake: 1.18" (1916)
Watertown: 1.35" (1957)
Wheaton: 1.51" (1942)


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