This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 26 July 1874 → A flash flood claimed 134 lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
 26 July 1972 → A sweltering two-week heat wave in New York City finally came to an end after causing 891 fatalities.
 26 July 1979 → The U.S. record for 24-hour rainfall was set at Alvin, TX, with exactly 45 inches (thanks to Tropical Storm Claudette).
 26 July 1993 → In Pueblo, CO the record high for today, 101, and the record low for today, 52, were both set!

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September 26, 1965:

A hard freeze hit most of Minnesota in the early morning causing the loss of millions of bushels of corn and soybeans. Some temperatures fell below 20 degrees far north in the state.

September 26, 1981:

A tornado touched down in the early morning hours several times east of Vermillion. Two barns received extensive damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1974) Aberdeen: 17 (1939)
Kennebec: 101 (1974) Kennebec: 11 (1926)
Mobridge: 94 (1952) Mobridge: 20 (1942)
Pierre: 100 (1974) Pierre: 24 (1965)
Sisseton: 92 (1974) Sisseton: 22 (1965)
Timber Lake: 94 (1914) Timber Lake: 17 (1942)
Watertown: 91 (1974) Watertown: 20 (1965)
Wheaton: 91 (1974) Wheaton: 22 (1965)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1908)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1929)
Mobridge: 0.59" (1932)
Pierre: 0.66" (1966)
Sisseton: 0.81" (1942) Sisseton: 4.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1915)
Watertown: 1.26" (1908) Waterown: 1.2" (1942)
Wheaton: 0.95" (1996)


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