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 18 April 1880 → Marshfield, MO was devastated by an F4 (estimated) tornado that killed 68 people in the town in just a few minutes, with another 24 dying later of their injuries.
 18 April 1905 → Hail up to one inch in diameter, accompanied by strong winds that blew it into drifts six inches tall, struck Spanish Wells, Bahamas. Hail is exceedingly rare in the Bahamas.
 18 April 1906 → San Francisco was shaken by a severe earthquake. Unusual easterly winds helped to spread the ensuing fires, nearly destroying the city. The Weather Bureau offices at San Francisco and San Jose were demolished.
 18 April 1949 → Tornadoes are extremely rare in Nevada, however on this date a low-end F2 twister struck near Reno. It was on the ground for 12 miles and damaged ranch buildings.
 18 April 1957 → A dust devil in Massachusetts lifted a small child 3 feet into the air and rolled 2 other children on the ground. Fortunately none were hurt. The dust devil was accompanied by a loud whistling sound as it moved westward. It occurred at the beginning of an unusual early season heat wave.

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October 25, 1989:

Low pressure over Nevada produced high winds in the southwestern U.S., and spread heavy snow into Utah. Winds gusted to 63 mph at the Mojave Airport in southern California. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to 12 inches at Snowbird, with 11 inches at Alta. "Indian Summer" type weather continued in the central and eastern U.S. Twenty cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 77 degrees at Alpena, Michigan and 81 degrees at Saint Cloud, Minnesota were the warmest of record for so late in the season. Record highs continued across central and northeast South Dakota. The record highs were 81 degrees at Aberdeen, 82 degrees at Mobridge and Sisseton, and a very warm 85 degrees at Wheaton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 81 (1989) Aberdeen: 10 (1942)
Kennebec: 92 (1940) Kennebec: 7 (1962)
Mobridge: 82 (1989) Mobridge: 10 (1942)
Pierre: 88 (1940) Pierre: 14 (1997)
Sisseton: 82 (1989) Sisseton: 12 (1942)
Timber Lake: 81 (1940) Timber Lake: 10 (1942)
Watertown: 84 (1927) Watertown: 11 (1942)
Wheaton: 85 (1989) Wheaton: 14 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.67" (1956) Aberdeen: 2.0" (1919)
Kennebec: 0.93" (1956) Kennebec: 3.0" (2012)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1954) Mobridge: 1.6" (1954)
Pierre: 0.85" (1954)
Sisseton: 0.63" (2010) Sisseton: 2.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.71" (1954) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1954)
Watertown: 0.45" (1970) Watertown: 1.5" (1919)
Wheaton: 0.57" (2008) Wheaton: 2.0" (2001)


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