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 4 March 1841 → President William Henry Harrison delivered a 100-minute inaugural address in near-freezing temperatures while refusing to wear a coat or hat. Though probably not directly related to the weather on Inauguration Day, he soon became ill, possibly from pneumonia, and died on April 4, only 30 days into his presidency.
 4 March 1899 → The world's highest recorded storm surge occurred at Bathurst Bay, Queensland, Australia when Tropical Cyclone Mahina created a surge 43 feet deep. The storm also caused the largest death toll of any natural disaster in Australian history, with 400 casualties.
 4 March 1909 → The Inauguration ceremony of President William H. Taft was forced indoors due to a blizzard that dropped 10 inches of snow on the Capital. Strong winds toppled trees and telephone poles. All activity was brought to a standstill. It took 6,000 men and 500 wagons to clear 58,000 tons of snow and slush from the parade route. Just after the swearing-in, the snow tapered off.

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August 10, 1886:

An estimated F3 tornado moved southeast from 10 miles northwest of Aberdeen. This massive tornado destroyed four homes and a dozen barns. This is the earliest significant tornado on record for Brown County.

August 10, 2007:

Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a surface frontal boundary during the evening bringing large hail, damaging winds, along with a couple tornadoes. An EF0 tornado touched down north of Timber Lake with no damage reported. Another EF0 tornado touched down briefly north of Trail City with no damage occurring. Wakpala, in Corson County, and Mobridge saw golf ball sized hail. The hail broke some windows and damaged the siding on several houses in the Mobridge area.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1947) Aberdeen: 42 (1985)
Kennebec: 112 (1936) Kennebec: 40 (1985)
Mobridge: 104 (1935) Mobridge: 42 (2004)
Pierre: 111 (1936) Pierre: 44 (2004)
Sisseton: 108 (1947) Sisseton: 42 (1903)
Timber Lake: 104 (1935) Timber Lake: 40 (1946)
Watertown: 103 (1947) Watertown: 40 (1982)
Wheaton: 99 (1971) Wheaton: 45 (1982)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.60" (1953)
Kennebec: 1.86" (1923)
Mobridge: 0.99" (2007)
Pierre: 1.72" (1923)
Sisseton: 2.02" (1980)
Timber Lake: 1.80" (1962)
Watertown: 2.05" (2008)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2002)


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