In 1954 - A blizzard raged from eastern Wyoming into the Black Hills of western South Dakota, while a severe ice storm was in progress from northeastern Nebraska to central Iowa. The ice storm isolated 153 towns in Iowa. Dust from the Great Plains caused brown snow, and hail and muddy rain over parts of Wisconsin and Michigan.
In 1989 - An early season heat wave continued in the southwestern and central U.S. Nineteen cities reported record high temperatures for the date. Wichita Falls, Texas, which six days earlier reported a record low of 8 above, soared to 95 degrees.
In 2006 - An outbreak of severe weather occurred across 13 states. There were 140 reports of tornadoes across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Fordland, Missouri High school senior Matt Suter survived being blown 1,307 feet by a tornado. The twister ripped open his grandmother’s mobile home and tossed Suter over a barbed wire fence. He landed in an open field. Suter suffered a bump on the head after being hit by a lamp.