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September 1st

Local and Regional Events:

September 1, 1990:

Several severe thunderstorms in northwest South Dakota dropped from penny to softball size hail during the afternoon and early evening hours which caused a good deal of structural damage to houses and farm buildings. The largest hailstone of 4 inches in diameter was reported at Sorum in Perkins County. There was also a wind gust to 86 mph measured at Buffalo during a severe thunderstorm.


September 1, 2010:

A couple of weak tornadoes touched down briefly in the late evening west of Tulare with no damage occurring.


Local Climate Information:

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

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U.S.A and Global Events for September 1st:

1862: The Battle of Ox Hill (or Chantilly) is also known as the only major Civil War battle to have been fought during a storm. “A severe thunderstorm erupted, resulting in limited visibility and an increased dependence on the bayonet, as the rain soaked the ammunition of the infantry and made it useless.” From Taylor, Paul. He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning: The Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly), September 1, 1862. 


Color lithograph "General Kearney's gallant charge," published by John Smith, 804 Market St, Philadelphia. The image is courtesy of the Library of Congress.


1894: The Great Hinckley Fire, which burned an area of at least 200,000 acres or perhaps more than 250,000 acres including the town of Hinckley, Minnesota occurred on this day. The official death count was 418 though the actual number of fatalities was likely higher. Click HERE for more information from the History Channel. Click HERE for more information from the town of Hinckley.



1974: Lt. Judy Neuffer became the first female to fly a Hurricane Hunter aircraft through the eye of a hurricane.

The newspaper clipping above is courtesy of The Day, published on September 4th, 1974. Click HERE for a link to the newspaper.


The satellite image above is Hurricane Carmen on September 1st, 1974. This image is courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.


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