This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 30 January 1977 → The Great Buffalo Blizzard finally drew to a close after up to a foot of snow fell on a pre-existing 33 inch snowpack, accompanied by powerful wind gusts producing wind chills to -60 with 25-foot drifts. 29 people were killed, many while stranded in their cars.
 30 January 2004 → The northern Plains suffered an extreme cold spell when the temperature at Fosston, MN fell to -50F.

This Day in Weather History Archive

On This Day In

                   Weather History...


May 19, 1982:

With the ground in the Black Hills already saturated from heavy rains the previous week, developing thunderstorms were not a welcome sight. The thunderstorms produced additional heavy rains including 3.58 inches at Spearfish, 3.32 inches at Cheyenne Crossing, and 0.82 of an inch in twelve minutes at Hot Springs. With Flash Flood Warnings in effect for much of the area water came out of the banks of many streams causing widespread damage in the Hills. A diversion Dam broke at Spearfish causing a mud slide to cover some roads. In Deadwood the main water line broke leaving the city temporarily without water. Homes were evacuated at Nisland, Hot Springs, and Bridger. Damage throughout the Black Hills included washed out bridges, flooded basements, several breached dams, and roads completely washed away.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1932) Aberdeen: 28 (2002)
Kennebec: 99 (1925) Kennebec: 24 (1895)
Mobridge: 101 (1992) Mobridge: 26 (1915)
Pierre: 102 (1992) Pierre: 33 (2002)
Sisseton: 98 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (2002)
Timber Lake: 98 (1992) Timber Lake: 30 (1915)
Watertown: 93 (1934) Watertown: 28 (2002)
Wheaton: 92 (1992) Wheaton: 32 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.07" (1918)
Kennebec: 0.82" (1990)
Mobridge: 0.70" (1912)
Pierre: 2.42" (1921)
Sisseton: 0.78" (1990)
Timber Lake: 1.93" (2013)
Watertown: 1.00" (1918)
Wheaton: 1.36" (1918)


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.