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August 2nd

Local and Regional Events:

August 2, 1960:

Hail, the size of a hen egg caused moderate damage to a total loss of corn, soybean, and grain crops on 50 to 75 farms in Marshall, Roberts, and Grant Counties. High winds caused damage to buildings and uprooted trees in Britton.


Local Climate Information:

Click HERE for daily climate information for Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, and Watertown.

Click HERE for daily climate information for Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, and Sioux City.


U.S.A and Global Events for August 2nd:

1985: A strong and sudden wind gusts cause a plane crash at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in Texas that kills 135 people. The rapid and unexpected formation of a supercell, an incredibly powerful form of a thunderstorm, led to the tragedy. Click HERE for more information from the History Channel.


2006: Johannesburg, South Africa residents see snow flurries for the first time in at least eight years.

The image above is courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory.


Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.