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 24 April 1880 → An F5 (estimated) tornado struck Christian County, IL, causing farms to vanish. Between 6 and 11 people were killed, with some bodies carried for half a mile.
 24 April 1908 → Tornadoes in the Southeast claimed the lives of 310 people. An F4 tornado at Amite, LA may have been two miles wide and killed 29 people in town. That tornado was part of a tornado family that was on the ground for 155 miles and took 143 lives. At Purvis, MS 55 people were killed and 143 of the town's 150 buildings were destroyed.
 24 April 1980 → Three of eight helicopters were damaged in a sandstorm during a failed attempt to rescue 52 American hostages held in Iran. The hostages were later released on January 20, 1981.
 24 April 2010 → An EF4 tornado stayed on the ground for an amazing 149 miles from northeast Louisiana through north central Mississippi, devastating Yazoo City, MS and killing ten people. The tornado was up to 1.75 miles wide.

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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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