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 30 October 1948 → The Donora, PA smog disaster finally came to an end. For five days pollution from industry in the area was trapped in the lower atmosphere over the Monongahela Valley, killing 20 people and making 2000 people sick.
 30 October 2004 → University of Hawaii students visiting the library had to escape through a window due to surging flood waters.
 30 October 2011 → An unusually severe early season winter storm swept up the Appalachians into New England. Over a foot of snow fell from West Virginia to Maine, with more than two feet in the mountains of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Winds over 50 mph were reported on Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard.

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August 20, 1904:

A destructive, estimated F4 tornado moved ESE from 7 miles WNW of Willow Lake, through the town, and on into Bryant. Most of the damaged occurred in those two towns. All buildings on at least three farms were blown away. One woman died in Bryant, Hamlin County, as the tornado swept across the residential west side of town. Another man was killed just west of Willow Lake, as his farm house was scattered for miles.

August 20, 1988:

More than 150,000 acres were consumed during one of many fires in Yellowstone. This was the single worst day of the fires and was later dubbed Black Saturday. More Yellowstone land burned on this day, than all other fires combined since the establishment of the park in 1872. Ash from the fires drifted as far away as Billings, Montana.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1976) Aberdeen: 33 (1950)
Kennebec: 107 (1976) Kennebec: 34 (1950)
Mobridge: 102 (1955) Mobridge: 40 (1950)
Pierre: 108 (1976) Pierre: 43 (1950)
Sisseton: 102 (1976) Sisseton: 39 (2004)
Timber Lake: 104 (1942) Timber Lake: 37 (1956)
Watertown: 97 (1955) Watertown: 37 (1950)
Wheaton: 104 (1976) Wheaton: 39 (1950)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.68" (1980)
Kennebec: 1.60" (1916)
Mobridge: 1.65" (1959)
Pierre: 0.96" (1979)
Sisseton: 2.24" (1966)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1979)
Watertown: 4.32" (2002)
Wheaton: 2.03" (1966)


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