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 17 April 1922 → Seven tornadoes caused death and destruction along parts of a 210 mile swath from north of Ogden, IL to Allen County, OH, killing 16 people. There were three F2s, two F3s, and two F4s. A post card, picked up in Madison County, IN was found 124 miles away near Mount Cory, OH.
 17 April 1935 → A hailstone reportedly 8" in diameter hit near Ponca City, OK.
 17 April 1952 → Massive flooding throughout the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest reached its peak. Large portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Iowa were inundated. At Sioux City, IA the Missouri River raced by at 30 mph filled with telephone poles, trees, furniture, and other debris from upstream. In the Omaha/Council Bluffs area 30,000 people were evacuated. At St Paul, MN the Mississippi hit a record high and forced 7000 people from their homes.
 17 April 1953 → A storm containing hail, ice, snow, sleet, and rain battered Oklahoma, with 10,000 claims turned into insurance companies.
 17 April 2004 → A 182-day long streak of no measurable rain began in San Diego, CA. The streak ended on October 17.

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August 15, 1886:

A tornado moved northeast from 5 miles southwest of Newark in Marshall County, through town and into North Dakota. Only three buildings were reportedly undamaged at Newark, and a bartender at a saloon was killed. Three people died in two homes on adjoining farms 2 miles southwest of town. A saddle from a Newark stable was carried for a half mile. In North Dakota, homes and barns was damaged along the Wild River. This tornado was estimated as an F3.

August 15, 1987:

On this day the largest hail stone was reported in Brown County. The size of the hail stone as 4.5 inches in diameter, and fell on the southwest corner of Warner. This storm also produced F1 tornado that touchdown about 2 miles southwest of Warner. An estimated wind gust of 60 mph was also reported about 2 miles NNW of Stratford.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1937) Aberdeen: 42 (1895)
Kennebec: 114 (1937) Kennebec: 46 (1994)
Mobridge: 106 (1988) Mobridge: 46 (1942)
Pierre: 114 (1988) Pierre: 52 (2005)
Sisseton: 106 (1937) Sisseton: 39 (1979)
Timber Lake: 107 (1988) Timber Lake: 46 (1970)
Watertown: 102 (1937) Watertown: 44 (1929)
Wheaton: 101 (1922) Wheaton: 42 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.04" (1967)
Kennebec: 1.83" (1944)
Mobridge: 1.55" (1978)
Pierre: 1.64" (2009)
Sisseton: 2.75" (2011)
Timber Lake: 2.55" (1978)
Watertown: 1.71" (1951)
Wheaton: 1.38" (1940)


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