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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 19, 1899:

An estimated F3 tornado passed 3 miles north of Clear Lake. A man was killed by flying debris as five homes and many barns were destroyed.

August 19, 1983:

Between 0155 and 0330 CST, thunderstorm winds blow through Brown County. At 0155, an estimated 64 mph wind guest was observed on the southeast corner of Warner. A 60 mph wind gust was measured at the Aberdeen Airport at 0218. By 0330 and estimated wind gust of 75 mph was observed in Ordway.

August 19, 1986:

Hail, over one inch in diameter, caused damage in Westport and in Aberdeen. This hail damaged buildings, vehicles, and broke windows. Baseball size hail also fell just south of the Brown and Spink County line and covered the ground.

August 19, 1991:

A thunderstorm produced about five inches of rain, strong winds, and hail in Ridgeview, Dewey County. Three grain bins were blown over. One of the bins hit a house causing considerable damage. Wind gusts were estimated to be 60 mph. Strong winds continued into Sully and Hughes Counties.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1976) Aberdeen: 34 (2004)
Kennebec: 105 (1948) Kennebec: 36 (2004)
Mobridge: 103 (1959) Mobridge: 35 (2004)
Pierre: 104 (1948) Pierre: 43 (2004)
Sisseton: 104 (1976) Sisseton: 37 (1956)
Timber Lake: 103 (1948) Timber Lake: 36 (1950)
Watertown: 99 (1976) Watertown: 38 (2004)
Wheaton: 104 (1976) Wheaton: 41 (2004)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.72" (1930)
Kennebec: 1.26" (1952)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1996)
Pierre: 0.82" (1912)
Sisseton: 0.93" (1975)
Timber Lake: 1.00" (1918)
Watertown: 0.86" (1989)
Wheaton: 1.94" (1926)


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