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 17 December 1903 → Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully tested their homemade glider at Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They had selected Kitty Hawk as their test site on advice from the Weather Bureau due to good, consistent northerly winds.
 17 December 1924 → A severe ice storm covered central Illinois in ice two inches thick. $21 million damage.
 17 December 1983 → The temperature at Oklahoma City dropped below freezing. It did not rise above 32 degrees again until New Year's Eve, setting a record length of sub-freezing weather in the city.

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April 24, 1948:

A significant tornado (F2) moved Northeast from South of Castlewood to near Goodwin. Barns were destroyed on two farms. Also on this day, two other tornadoes were observed in South Dakota. One moved from Turner County on into Minnehaha County, injuring two people. The other touchdown 3 miles Southeast of Sioux Falls, destroying barns and other buildings on the west edge of Brandon.

April 24, 2010:

An EF-4 tornado killed 10 people in 3 Mississippi counties. It injured 146 along its 149 mile track in the span of almost 3 hours. This was the widest tornado in the state’s recorded history (1.75 miles).


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1962) Aberdeen: 17 (1956)
Kennebec: 92 (1962) Kennebec: 19 (1931)
Mobridge: 90 (1962) Mobridge: 18 (1928)
Pierre: 93 (1962) Pierre: 25 (1934)
Sisseton: 91 (1962) Sisseton: 19 (1956)
Timber Lake: 89 (2012) Timber Lake: 20 (1928)
Watertown: 87 (1962) Watertown: 18 (1934)
Wheaton: 91 (2009) Wheaton: 20 (1930)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.29" (2010) Aberdeen: 2.3" (1973)
Kennebec: 1.04" (1929) Kennebec: Trace (1956)
Mobridge: 0.78" (1953) Mobridge: Trace (1967)
Pierre: 1.03" (1990) Pierre: Trace (1990)
Sisseton: 0.95" (1948) Sisseton: 4.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 1.32" (1953) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1965)
Watertown: 1.52" (1953) Watertown: 1.0" (1917)
Wheaton: 1.91" (1937) Wheaton: Trace (1953)


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