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September 16th

Local and Regional Events:

September 16, 1965:

A heavy snow event brought widespread snowfall across the region with snowfall accumulations of 1 inch in Colony and Devils Tower, 2.6 inches at the Rapid City Airport, 4 inches in Oelrichs, 5.1 inches in Redig, and 8 inches in Lead, Spearfish, and Sundance.


September 16, 2006:

Two weak tornadoes touched down briefly west and north of Clark in the late afternoon. No damage occurred.


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 16th:

1881: Iowa's earliest measurable snow of record fell over western sections of the state. Four to six inches was reported between Stuart and Avoca.


1888: An estimated F2 tornado struck Washington, DC. The tornado first touched down on the south side of the city then moved up Maryland Avenue. The National Museum and Botanical Gardens were damaged before the tornado lifted off the ground.


2004: Hurricane Ivan turned northward over cooler waters, and made landfall in southern Alabama on September 16 as a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Ivan had a very unusual track almost making a very large circle. Click HERE for more information from the NWS Office in Mobile, Alabama.


As Hurricane Ivan's sustained 200 kilometers per hour winds wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, the swirling eye of the hurricane was photographed on September 11, 2004, from aboard the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) at an altitude of about 230 miles.


Hurricane Ivan: WSR-88D 0.5 reflectivity scan at landfall.


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