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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats Shift From Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will shift from the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will linger through the weekend across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina this weekend. Read More >

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                   Weather History

October 13th

Local and Regional Events:

October 13, 1966:

Late season thunderstorms brought hail and high winds to southeast South Dakota causing extensive damage to some soybean fields. The greatest damage was in the Garretson area. The strong winds also damaged many utility lines along with many farm structures. Lightning struck a church at Lake Andes, and the resulting fire destroyed it. The storms occurred from late on the 13th to the morning of the 14th.


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 October 13th:

1983: Severe weather in Falls Church, VA, produced 2-3 tornadoes and caused $1 million in damages. Click HERE for more information from The Washington Post.

The image above is from the National Weather Association.


2006: The October 2006 Buffalo storm was an unusual early-season lake effect snow storm that hit the Buffalo, New York area and other surrounding areas of the United States and Canada on this day. Downtown Buffalo reported 15 inches from this event. Depew and Alden record 24 inches, the most from this lake effect storm. Click HERE for more information from the NWS office in Buffalo.


The image above is courtesy of the NWS office in Buffalo, New York.


2011: Three tornadoes hit central and Eastern Virginia on this day. One of the EF1 tornadoes caused damage to the Sylvania Plantation home that was built in 1746. The storm peeled the roof off the house.

The image above is the Sylvania Plantation home. The image is courtesy of the NWS Office in Wakefield, VA.

The image above is courtesy of the NWS Office in Wakefield, VA. Click HERE for more information.

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