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 19 April 1775 → The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place in clear, crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.
 19 April 1968 → An F4 tornado struck Sebastian County, AR leaving 14 dead and 270 injured. Much of Greenwood was reduced to a sea of rubble.
 19 April 1976 → An F5 tornado swept a frame home away near Brownwood, TX. The owner had sought refuge in the bathtub, and he and the bathtub were all that remained after the tornado blew the house away. Several children caught in the open were blown nearly three quarters of a mile. Several hangars and planes were destroyed at the town's airport.

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April 17, 1996:

Severe thunderstorms in Jones and Lyman Counties, during the evening hours, resulted in wind gusts up to 60mph in Murdo and Kennebec.

April 17, 2006:

A strong spring storm moved across the Northern and Central Plains, bringing precipitation and very strong northwest winds. Sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph, with gusts around 70 mph, were felt across a large portion of western South Dakota for more than 24 hours as the storm slowly crossed the region.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 87 (1915) Aberdeen: 10 (1953)
Kennebec: 88 (1958) Kennebec: 12 (1990)
Mobridge: 86 (1915) Mobridge: 10 (1953)
Pierre: 87 (1987) Pierre: 17 (1953)
Sisseton: 86 (1985) Sisseton: 11 (1953)
Timber Lake: 87 (1948) Timber Lake: 11 (1953)
Watertown: 83 (1987) Watertown: 12 (1953)
Wheaton: 88 (1985) Wheaton: 13 (1953)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.78" (1917) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1910)
Kennebec: 1.12" (1896) Kennebec: 4.0" (1930)
Mobridge: 0.95" (1978) Mobridge: 3.8" (1978)
Pierre: 1.17" (1978) Pierre: 1.3" (1978)
Sisseton: 1.18" (1967) Sisseton: 2.0" (2003)
Timber Lake: 0.75" (1918) Timber Lake: 7.5" (2011)
Watertown: 1.04" (1975) Watertown: 1.0" (1978)
Wheaton: 0.60" (1966) Wheaton: 5.0" (2003)


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