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 1 March 1980 → An unusually large Florida tornado, an F3, was at times more than 500 yards wide. It struck near Fort Lauderdale and traveled 7 miles. The tornado killed one person and caused $6 million in damage.
 1 March 1983 → An F2 tornado stayed on the ground for three and a half miles as it moved through south central Los Angeles, CA. Fifty buildings were damaged and 30 people were injured, mostly by flying glass.
 1 March 2003 → Officials in charge of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in Alaska were forced to change the route of their famous race because of unusually warm conditions and a lack of snow.
 1 March 2007 → The first tornado of a large outbreak struck Enterprise, AL around 1pm. Eight students died when the EF-4 struck the town's high school, and there was an additional fatality as the tornado tore through the city.

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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, 2009:

A supercell thunderstorm developed across the northern Black Hills and moved eastward across the Sturgis area, southern Meade County, northeastern Pennington County, Haakon County, and northeastern Jackson County. The storm produced baseball sized near Sturgis, then strong winds and hail larger than baseball sized developed as the storm moved across the plains. The storm hit Sturgis during the annual motorcycle rally and caused extensive damage to motorcycles, vehicles, and property. Minor injuries from the hail were also reported.

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 (1983) Wheaton: 42 (1921)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.40" (1930)
Kennebec: 2.80" (1909)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1931)
Pierre: 1.41" (1970)
Sisseton: 2.97" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.30" (1968)
Watertown: 2.15" (1909)
Wheaton: 1.63" (1931)


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