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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 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: 100 (1961) 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: 2.51" (1971)
Wheaton: 1.43" (1991)


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