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August 19th

Local and Regional Events:

August 19, 1899:

An estimated F3 tornado passed 3 miles north of Clear Lake. The tornado killed a man by flying debris as five homes, and many barns were destroyed.


August 19, 1983:

Between 0155 and 0330 CST, thunderstorm winds blow through Brown County. At 0155, an estimated 64 mph wind guest was observed on the southeast corner of Warner. A 60 mph wind gust was measured at the Aberdeen Airport at 0218. By 0330 an estimated wind gust of 75 mph was observed in Ordway.


August 19, 1991:

A thunderstorm produced about five inches of rain, strong winds, and hail in Ridgeview, Dewey County. Three grain bins were blown over. One of the bins hit a house causing considerable damage.  Wind gusts were estimated to be 60 mph. High winds continued into Sully and Hughes Counties.


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 19th:

1890: South Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was hit by an estimated F3 tornado. About 400 buildings were destroyed in the industrial and poorer residential section of town. The death toll was 16 and damage was estimated at $400,000. Click HERE for more information from the NWS office in Binghamton, New York.


The tornado track image is courtesy of the NWS office in Binghamton, New York.


1896: The famous Cottage City (Oak Bluffs) waterspout occurred off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The vortex was 3,600 feet high, formed three times, and was well photographed. Click HERE for more information from the Boston Globe.


The image is courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


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