This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 29 July 1916 → Lightning ignited a forest fire that burned down the towns of Cochrane and Matheson, Ontario killing 273 people.
 29 July 1981 → Lightning struck a tree then spread across the ground near Vance, NC. The lightning strike killed 50 cows weighing around 800 pounds each.
 29 July 2005 → A hike up Mount Whitney in California turned deadly when the tarp belonging to camping Boy Scouts was struck by lightning. A boy scout and the scout leader were killed.

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August 4, 1960:

At Draper in Jones County, three inch hail caused very heavy damage to roofs, building windows and automobiles. Losses estimated at 100,000 dollars. About 1,000 chickens and turkeys killed on nearby farms.

August 4, 2000:

Tennis ball size hail along with high winds caused a lot of damage throughout Selby. Many east and north windows were broken along with many vehicle's windshields. Also, many vehicles were dented, house siding was damaged, gardens were completely destroyed, and many acres of crops around Selby were destroyed. Softball hail broke windows and caused extensive damage to a few vehicles and homes west of Faulkton. Baseball size hail and high winds had broken out about every window on all of the buildings at the Brentwood Colony in Edmunds County. The large hail and high winds also damaged many of the buildings.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1934) Aberdeen: 42 (1978)
Kennebec: 113 (1934) Kennebec: 38 (1974)
Mobridge: 109 (1947) Mobridge: 45 (2009)
Pierre: 110 (1947) Pierre: 46 (1978)
Sisseton: 104 (1959) Sisseton: 44 (1971)
Timber Lake: 107 (1947) Timber Lake: 44 (1993)
Watertown: 105 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1974)
Wheaton: 104 (1931) Wheaton: 44 (1972)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.96" (1926)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1984)
Mobridge: 1.52" (1918)
Pierre: 2.59" (1995)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.14" (2008)
Watertown: 1.30" (1979)
Wheaton: 1.28" (1941)


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