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April 15, 1896:

A tornado (F3) moved Northeast from Burkmere which is 10 miles West of Faulkton. About a half dozen farms were torn apart. Two children were killed and the rest of the family critically injured as a home was leveled 6 miles Northwest of Faulkton, near Millard. Downburst damage was also noted at Cresbard.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1926) Aberdeen: 16 (1962)
Kennebec: 93 (1971) Kennebec: 18 (1990)
Mobridge: 88 (2008) Mobridge: 12 (1944)
Pierre: 91 (2008) Pierre: 20 (1988)
Sisseton: 86 (1976) Sisseton: 15 (1962)
Timber Lake: 90 (1913) Timber Lake: 15 (1961)
Watertown: 82 (1898) Watertown: 14 (1962)
Wheaton: 81 (1924) Wheaton: 17 (1962)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (2012) Aberdeen: 5.2" (2011)
Kennebec: 1.35" (2012) Kennebec: 6.0" (2011)
Mobridge: 0.94" (1970) Mobridge: 2.3 (2011)
Pierre: 1.40" (2012) Pierre: 4.3" (2011)
Sisseton: 2.87" (2012) Sisseton: 3.0" (1991)
Timber Lake: 0.85" (1970) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1970)
Watertown: 0.89" (2012) Watertown: 2.0" (1923)
Wheaton: 1.00" (2012) Wheaton: 1.0" (1991)


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