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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 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.

August 27, 2013:

Numerous severe thunderstorms brought large hail along with wind gusts from 60 to 90 mph to parts of north central and northeast South Dakota. Numerous trees were downed along with many structures damaged. Eighty mph winds near Polo in Hand County snapped off two large cottonwood trees. Ninety mph winds snapped numerous trees off at their base along with destroying a garage and tipping several campers over onto their side at Cottonwood Lake near Redfield.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1973) Aberdeen: 38 (1967)
Kennebec: 108 (1973) Kennebec: 37 (1906)
Mobridge: 106 (2010) 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: 1.42" (1927)
Wheaton: 2.31" (1927)


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