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A strong storm system is forecast to impact southern and east central South Dakota Sunday through Monday morning. The main hazard will be snowfall accumulations of 4-6 or more inches, and reduced visibility when falling snow combines with wind gusts to 30 mph by Monday morning. Read More >

On This Day In

                   Weather History

February 8th

Local and Regional Events:

February 8, 2000:

A very warm airmass was over central and northeast South Dakota where record highs were set in Aberdeen, Pierre, and Sisseton. Aberdeen rose to 62 degrees, Sisseton rose to 53 degrees, and Pierre rose to a warm 69 degrees.


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 February 8th:

1956: From February 1-8, heavy snow fell over the Panhandle of Texas. Snowfall amounts include 43 inches in Vega, 24 inches in Hereford, and 14 inches in Amarillo. This storm caused 23 deaths and numerous injuries. It snowed continuously for 92 hours in some locations.



This snow dragon photo above is courtesy of the Plainview Daily Herald. Click HERE for more information from the Monthly Weather Review.


1968: The greatest 1-day snow at the Savannah Airport in South Carolina occurs on this date when 3.6 inches of snow fell.


1989: Mammoth traffic jams in Los Angeles area as a freak snow struck California. Snow was reported from the beaches of Malibu to the desert around Palm Springs.


2013: A nor'easter produced heavy snowfall over the New England states. Total snowfall in Boston, Massachusetts, reached 24.9 inches, the fifth-highest total ever recorded in the city. New York City officially recorded 11.4 inches of snow at Central Park, and Portland, Maine, set a record of 31.9 inches. Hamden, Connecticut recorded the highest snowfall of the storm at 40 inches. Many surrounding cities picked up at least 1 foot. In addition to the significant snowfall totals, hurricane-force wind gusts were recorded, reaching 102 mph in Nova Scotia, 89 mph at Mount Desert Rock, Maine, and 84 mph off the coast of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Boston experienced a storm surge of 4.2 ft. The storm affected Atlantic Canada after hitting the Northeastern United States. 



February 8-9, 2013 Blizzard Storm Total Snow Accumulation from the NWS Office in Raleigh.


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Satellite image by the Suomi NPP satellite of a large extratropical storm off the United States East Coast on February 9, 2013. Image courtesy of NASA's Earth Observatory.


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