This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 2 October 1894 → What was likely an F3 tornado ripped apart several blocks of Little Rock, AR as it tore right through downtown. The funnel passed over or very near the Weather Bureau office at 8:28pm, providing a rare look at how barometric pressure behaves in a tornado. The office's instrument shelter was blown away and windows shattered. Debris from the upper floor of a nearby building showered down on the observer's office.
 2 October 1898 → A hurricane striking the Georgia coast washed away Campbell Island. Jekyll Island had a storm surge of 19 feet. It is estimated that this storm was a category 3 or 4 hurricane with winds around 130 mph.

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October 6, 1994:

During the late afternoon hours, a small tornado traveled for 3 miles along an intermittent path east of Browns Valley damaging several buildings on a local farmstead. Another tornado touched down east of Wilmot, South Dakota in Roberts County. The tornado was on the ground for eight miles and destroyed several small farm buildings, a garage, damaged farm machinery, blew down a grain bin, and uprooted several trees. Several hogs were killed when their shed was destroyed and minor damage was done to some homes. The tornado drove a 6 foot long 1x6 piece of lumber through the center of a large tree limb.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1993) Aberdeen: 19 (2012)
Kennebec: 96 (1993) Kennebec: 15 (2012)
Mobridge: 92 (1993) Mobridge: 22 (2000)
Pierre: 98 (1993) Pierre: 19 (2012)
Sisseton: 92 (1993) Sisseton: 13 (1935)
Timber Lake: 92 (1993) Timber Lake: 17 (2000)
Watertown: 89 (1993) Watertown: 20 (1935)
Wheaton: 93 (1993) Wheaton: 23 (1954)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.25" (1911) Aberdeen: 2.0" (1911)
Kennebec: 0.66" (1962)
Mobridge: 1.39" (1962) Mobridge: Trace (2012)
Pierre: 2.55" (2007) Pierre: 0.4" (1990)
Sisseton: 0.59" (2008) Sisseton: Trace (2012)
Timber Lake: 1.31" (1994) Timber Lake: 0.1" (2009)
Watertown: 1.25" (1911) Watertown: Trace (2012)
Wheaton: 0.82" (1977)


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