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 18 April 1880 → Marshfield, MO was devastated by an F4 (estimated) tornado that killed 68 people in the town in just a few minutes, with another 24 dying later of their injuries.
 18 April 1905 → Hail up to one inch in diameter, accompanied by strong winds that blew it into drifts six inches tall, struck Spanish Wells, Bahamas. Hail is exceedingly rare in the Bahamas.
 18 April 1906 → San Francisco was shaken by a severe earthquake. Unusual easterly winds helped to spread the ensuing fires, nearly destroying the city. The Weather Bureau offices at San Francisco and San Jose were demolished.
 18 April 1949 → Tornadoes are extremely rare in Nevada, however on this date a low-end F2 twister struck near Reno. It was on the ground for 12 miles and damaged ranch buildings.
 18 April 1957 → A dust devil in Massachusetts lifted a small child 3 feet into the air and rolled 2 other children on the ground. Fortunately none were hurt. The dust devil was accompanied by a loud whistling sound as it moved westward. It occurred at the beginning of an unusual early season heat wave.

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August 23, 1960:

Damaging winds and lightning caused damage to occur from Hand and Sanborn Counties to Marshall and Roberts Counties. A small airplane was destroyed and windows were broken by the strong winds in Miller. Some 10 to 20 farm buildings were destroyed. Also roofs, TV antenna, utility lines and trees were damaged in Kingsbury and Marshall Counties. Some heavy rainfall was also reported, including 1.65 inches 1NE of Bryant, and 1.44 inches 4NNE of Victor.

August 23, 1998:

Winds gusting to 65 mph in and around Milbank took the roof off a mobile home and wrapped it around a utility pole. The people inside the mobile home were uninjured. The Summit Dairy Barn had sustained major damage. The high winds also blew a shed and a large tennis court fence down. Several trees along with many large tree branches were downed all over town. Strong winds were also reported in Day and Roberts Counties. Winds of 60 mph also downed many tree branches north of Watertown.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (2003) Aberdeen: 39 (1987)
Kennebec: 110 (1936) Kennebec: 39 (1927)
Mobridge: 108 (2003) Mobridge: 38 (1928)
Pierre: 110 (1936) Pierre: 43 (1942)
Sisseton: 102 (1936) Sisseton: 40 (1984)
Timber Lake: 104 (1949) Timber Lake: 38 (1942)
Watertown: 98 (1936) Watertown: 37 (1927)
Wheaton: 101 (1925) Wheaton: 38 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.52" (1967)
Mobridge: 0.51" (1992)
Pierre: 0.69" (1982)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.66" (1985)
Watertown: 1.90" (1955)
Wheaton: 0.99" (1990)


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