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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
 23 July 2003 → Betsy the Giraffe was killed when struck by lightning at the Disney Animal Kingdom. The animals are usually brought into shelter during severe weather, but this storm came with too little warning.
 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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August 7, 1968:

From 9 miles north of Isabel, hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter was observed with a severe thunderstorm. This storm continued moving in a southeast direction, causing extensive damage to crops, trees, utility lines and structures. A radio tower was blown over near Huron. Wind gusts of 115 mph were reported at Huron. A woman was blown from a roof in Huron and was critically injured.

August 7, 1985:

Thunderstorms produced heavy rainfall of 1.34 inches in thirty minutes at Faulkton, causing minor street flooding and water damage to some buildings. Hail fell on three separate occasions, causing damage to crops. Streets in Faulkton became white, with hail remaining on the ground for hours.

August 7, 2010:

An EF4 tornado touched down south of Tyler in Richland County North Dakota and tracked to the east for roughly 2.5 miles before crossing the Bois de Sioux River into Wilkin County, Minnesota. In Wilkin County, the tornado continued for another 2.5 miles and lifted about 650 pm CDT. The total track length was about 5 miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1949) Aberdeen: 42 (1921)
Kennebec: 111 (1935) Kennebec: 41 (1989)
Mobridge: 104 (1949) Mobridge: 49 (1945)
Pierre: 105 (2005) Pierre: 45 (1989)
Sisseton: 102 (1983) Sisseton: 43 (1904)
Timber Lake: 107 (1949) Timber Lake: 45 (1989)
Watertown: 100 (1983) Watertown: 38 (1904)
Wheaton: 101 (1963) Wheaton: 42 (1921)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.40" (1930)
Kennebec: 2.09" (1909)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1931)
Pierre: 1.41" (1970)
Sisseton: 2.97" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.30" (1968)
Watertown: 2.15" (1909)
Wheaton: 2.41" (2004)


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