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 20 April 1920 → Tornadoes struck Mississippi and Alabama, killing 219 people. One F4 touched down in eastern Mississippi and then stayed on the ground for 130 miles, tearing through Marion, Franklin, and Colbert Counties in Alabama. Another F4 destroyed homes in the communities of Gurley and Brownsboro.
 20 April 1990 → Lightning struck a building housing a fish farm in Arkansas, killing 10,000 pounds of fish.

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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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