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August 29, 1983:

Funnel clouds were reported just east of Lake City, and near Langford and Veblen in Marshall County. In Veblen, a pole barn was blown over and shingles torn off. A coal shed was destroyed, a semi trailer was blown over, and two grain augers were damaged due to high winds.

August 29, 1993:

A severe thunderstorm hit Groton with hail, damaging lightning, and 3.43 inches of rain which flooded some basements. At the high school, lightning spit a 30 foot chimney which fell through a large skylight and sections of the roof.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1961) Aberdeen: 30 (1893)
Kennebec: 111 (2012) Kennebec: 36 (1946)
Mobridge: 106 (2012) Mobridge: 36 (1946)
Pierre: 111 (2012) Pierre: 40 (1946)
Sisseton: 99 (1961) Sisseton: 40 (1988)
Timber Lake: 106 (2012) Timber Lake: 32 (1946)
Watertown: 97 (1961) Watertown: 35 (1911)
Wheaton: 102 (1921) Wheaton: 37 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1999)
Kennebec: 3.10" (1942)
Mobridge: 1.90" (1912)
Pierre: 2.46" (1999)
Sisseton: 3.23" (1983)
Timber Lake: 0.90" (1999)
Watertown: 2.03" (1928)
Wheaton: 1.43" (1991) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.