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 22 July 1890 → An F4 tornado near Taunton, MN leveled houses and carried chickens for over two miles.
 22 July 1918 → A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks in the Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to another.
 22 July 1993 → During the Great Flood of 1993, levees near Kaskaskia, IL ruptured, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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August 18, 1936:

A tornado moved east, ending southeast of Gettysburg. A farm house and four barns were destroyed near Gorman, in Potter County. Property damage was estimated at $20,000.

August 18, 1938:

A tornado destroyed a barn, unroofed a gym, and damaged other buildings near Stephen, in Hyde County. The funnel moved northeast then curved to the northwest. There were two other tornadoes on this day. One moved northeast from near Worlsey and Broadland in Beadle County producing F3 damage. The other was an F2 and also started off in Beadle County and moved northeast into Kingsbury County. This storm injured three people.

August 18, 1983:

High winds up to 80 mph caused extensive damage to trees, structures and cars, in Lyman, Hyde, Faulk, and Brown Counties. In Presho, several homes lost their roofs. Hay bales were scattered, metal siding was ripped from outbuildings, and a ballpark lost three large fence sections. Gusty winds up to 75 mph were recorded at Ordway, in Brown County, causing damage to a mobile home. Two hangers at the Aberdeen airport received extensive damage, with roofs and doors torn off.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 109 (1959) Aberdeen: 38 (2002)
Kennebec: 109 (1959) Kennebec: 43 (1985)
Mobridge: 104 (1959) Mobridge: 40 (2004)
Pierre: 111 (1959) Pierre: 44 (2002)
Sisseton: 105 (1976) Sisseton: 38 (1950)
Timber Lake: 102 (1959) Timber Lake: 42 (1985)
Watertown: 100 (1976) Watertown: 40 (1897)
Wheaton: 103 (1976) Wheaton: 44 (1950)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.58" (1989)
Kennebec: 1.20" (2006)
Mobridge: 2.13" (1913)
Pierre: 0.89" (2006)
Sisseton: 1.98" (1961)
Timber Lake: 1.90" (1914)
Watertown: 1.93" (1971)
Wheaton: 2.12" (1961)


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