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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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September 23, 1984:

Snow fell from the early morning to the late evening hours across northwest South Dakota bringing more than a foot of snow to some locations. Camp Crook in Harding County reported 14 inches. Amounts between six and twelve inches were common across Harding and Perkins Counties as well as parts of Meade and Butte Counties. Roads in these areas were slushy with icy bridges. The snow covered much of the western third of South Dakota with depths generally an inch or less.

September 23, 2004:

Northeast of Browns Valley during the late afternoon, a tornado touched down and traveled through a cornfield and a farmstead before dissipating. The tornado damaged several sheds and a travel trailer along with toppling a large grain bin. The storm traveled northwest across Lake Traverse and into South Dakota where another tornado touched down south and southwest of Rosholt in Roberts County in the late afternoon. This tornado was stronger and destroyed a house, a mobile home, and a travel trailer. Another house and travel trailer were damaged and a shed was also ripped apart. The tornado also killed three cattle.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1935) Aberdeen: 26 (1983)
Kennebec: 103 (1935) Kennebec: 28 (1989)
Mobridge: 97 (1958) Mobridge: 25 (1942)
Pierre: 97 (2007) Pierre: 29 (1942)
Sisseton: 92 (2007) Sisseton: 30 (1989)
Timber Lake: 97 (1958) Timber Lake: 19 (1926)
Watertown: 95 (1935) Watertown: 23 (1983)
Wheaton: 90 (1958) Wheaton: 27 (1989)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.55" (1977) Aberdeen: 0.1" (1965)
Kennebec: 1.00" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.43" (1941)
Pierre: 1.48" (1977)
Sisseton: 1.05" (2004)
Timber Lake: 1.22" (1977)
Watertown: 2.40" (1977)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2010)


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