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 29, 1953:

An auditorium was almost entirely unroofed, and barns, along with outbuildings were destroyed in McLaughlin. Seven businesses and two homes were also damaged. Estimate of property damage was set at $100,000. This tornado was estimated to have F2 strength.

May 29, 2004:

Hail, with the largest a quarter sizes, fell in many part of North central South Dakota. Lighting struck a house in Veblen and caused some damage. Glass from a broken window hit a man and some debris from the ceiling hit a woman. They were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. Heavy rain of 3 to 6 inches fell between Westport and Columbia with cropland and many roads flooded. Also some basements were flooded. Four, weak F0 tornadoes, also were reported. The first two touched down near Bath causing no damage. The other two occurred near Ipswich, also causing no damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1934) Aberdeen: 23 (1947)
Kennebec: 108 (1934) Kennebec: 23 (1947)
Mobridge: 104 (1934) Mobridge: 20 (1947)
Pierre: 101 (1934) Pierre: 24 (1947)
Sisseton: 100 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (1947)
Timber Lake: 96 (1939) Timber Lake: 21 (1947)
Watertown: 97 (1934) Watertown: 31 (1930)
Wheaton: 95 (2006) Wheaton: 35 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.76" (1979)
Kennebec: 1.03" (1985)
Mobridge: 0.87" (1962)
Pierre: 2.36" (1941)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1962)
Timber Lake: 0.78" (1916)
Watertown: 2.09" (1942)
Wheaton: 1.18" (2004)


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