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 30 August 1776 → General George Washington took advantage of a heavy fog to evacuate Long Island, NY after a defeat. Adverse winds kept the British fleet from intervening. The move saved the Continental Army to fight another day.
 30 August 2003 → Four children and their mother were killed when their minivan was washed from the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia after torrential rains flooded the highway.

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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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