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 20 April 1920 → Tornadoes struck Mississippi and Alabama, killing 219 people. One F4 touched down in eastern Mississippi and then stayed on the ground for 130 miles, tearing through Marion, Franklin, and Colbert Counties in Alabama. Another F4 destroyed homes in the communities of Gurley and Brownsboro.
 20 April 1990 → Lightning struck a building housing a fish farm in Arkansas, killing 10,000 pounds of fish.

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August 27, 1983:

High winds tore through Glenham and Wakpala, destroying several structures and damaging crops. The worst damage occurred in Glenham, in Walworth County, where two mobile homes were destroyed, the roof of a school torn off, and trees limbs down. A tall TV antenna was blown over and a boat was blown off a trailer. Highs winds also tore through the Bowdle area, downing power lines and tree limbs. Numerous roofs were also damaged.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1973) Aberdeen: 38 (1967)
Kennebec: 108 (1973) Kennebec: 37 (1906)
Mobridge: 105 (1937) Mobridge: 41 (1935)
Pierre: 110 (1973) Pierre: 41 (1992)
Sisseton: 103 (1973) Sisseton: 39 (1986)
Timber Lake: 106 (1937) Timber Lake: 40 (1935)
Watertown: 100 (1973) Watertown: 38 (1914)
Wheaton: 101 (1973) Wheaton: 39 (1982)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.67" (1975)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1998)
Mobridge: 0.92" (1929)
Pierre: 1.66" (1975)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1936)
Timber Lake: 1.33" (1998)
Watertown: 1.40" (1960)
Wheaton: 2.31" (1927)


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