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 1 March 1980 → An unusually large Florida tornado, an F3, was at times more than 500 yards wide. It struck near Fort Lauderdale and traveled 7 miles. The tornado killed one person and caused $6 million in damage.
 1 March 1983 → An F2 tornado stayed on the ground for three and a half miles as it moved through south central Los Angeles, CA. Fifty buildings were damaged and 30 people were injured, mostly by flying glass.
 1 March 2003 → Officials in charge of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in Alaska were forced to change the route of their famous race because of unusually warm conditions and a lack of snow.
 1 March 2007 → The first tornado of a large outbreak struck Enterprise, AL around 1pm. Eight students died when the EF-4 struck the town's high school, and there was an additional fatality as the tornado tore through the city.

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August 21, 1989:

Extensive crop damage was done from Correll in Big Stone County to 10 miles north of Appleton. Baseball size hail caused near 100 percent crop damage. Most of Swift County also received 4 to 8 inches of rain.

August 21, 2007:

Thunderstorms produced large hail in southeast South Dakota, mainly near the Missouri River, during the late afternoon and early evening of August 21st. Very large hail fell in the Dante area in Charles Mix County, including a state record size hailstone certified as 6 and 7/8 inches in diameter. Very large hail broke windows, dented vehicles, and damaged roofs in Wagner. Crop damage was also reported. The largest stone was verified at 6 1/8 inches in diameter with a weight of 1.25 pounds. The amount of property and crop damage was not known. A larger hailstone was verified in the town of Dante with 6 7/8 inches in diameter. The storm also produced numerous stones around softball size. Damage included holes in roofs, broken rafters, broken awnings, numerous broken windows and dented vehicles, damaged siding, divots in the ground up to 12 inches long and 3 inches deep, and damaged crops. The amount of property and crop damage was not known. The state record hailstone was broken on July 30th, 2010 with the United States record hailstone in Vivian.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 105 (1947) Aberdeen: 37 (2004)
Kennebec: 104 (1976) Kennebec: 39 (1986)
Mobridge: 105 (1947) Mobridge: 44 (1920)
Pierre: 104 (1947) Pierre: 43 (1986)
Sisseton: 102 (1947) Sisseton: 35 (2004)
Timber Lake: 103 (1947) Timber Lake: 42 (1939)
Watertown: 99 (1976) Watertown: 38 (2004)
Wheaton: 101 (1976) Wheaton: 38 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1916)
Kennebec: 0.75" (1963)
Mobridge: 1.90" (1930)
Pierre: 0.94" (1906)
Sisseton: 2.58" (1964)
Timber Lake: 1.23" (1954)
Watertown: 2.73" (1916)
Wheaton: 2.32" (1916)


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