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September 5th

Local and Regional Events:

September 5, 1983:

In the late afternoon and early evening, hail up to 2 and ½ inches in diameter pounded crops, trees, buildings, and windows resulting in extensive damage in Spink, Beadle, Turner, and Clay Counties. Trees were stripped of numerous branches broken off.


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 September 5th:

1666: The Great Fire of London started on September 2nd and continued through September 5th. The fire spread rapidly due to strong westerly winds. This fire consumed 13,200 homes, 87 parish churches, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Click HERE for more information from the History Channel.


 'The Great Fire of London 1666'. The City is depicted on September 4th, the third day of the fire. The original is an oil painting on board by Rita Greer, history painter, 2008.


1929: Early season snowfall occurred in the mountains of Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota on September 5th and 6th. The highest snowfall amount was 16 inches in Fox Park, Wyoming.

The map above contains snowfall amounts from September 5th through the 6th, 1929.


Above is the surface map on September 6th, 1929, during the morning hours.


1950: Hurricane Easy was an erratic and unpredictable hurricane that lingered over the Tampa Bay area for days, dropping torrential rains and causing damage especially in Cedar Key, Florida where the storm eventually made landfall. This hurricane dumped 38.7 inches of rain in 24 hours in Yankeetown, a record for the U.S. at the time, and caused $3.3 million in damage. Total rainfall amounts in Yankeetown was 45.20 inches.

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Storm total rainfall map of Hurricane Easy during September 1950. The image is courtesy of the Weather Prediction Center.

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