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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
 23 July 2003 → Betsy the Giraffe was killed when struck by lightning at the Disney Animal Kingdom. The animals are usually brought into shelter during severe weather, but this storm came with too little warning.
 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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August 30, 1896:

Castlewood recorded a low temperature of 30 degrees. This was the coldest temperature for the month of August, 1896 for the entire state of South Dakota.

August 30, 1977:

Street, underpass, and basement flooding resulted from near record to record rainfall in a four hour period in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Metropolitan Area. Reports of 6 to 7 inches of rainfall were reported in Hennepin County, causing extensive damage to 15 homes, with 365 homes and 8 businesses receiving partial damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1898) Aberdeen: 37 (2003)
Kennebec: 110 (2012) Kennebec: 32 (1935)
Mobridge: 101 (1961) Mobridge: 32 (1935)
Pierre: 107 (2000) Pierre: 42 (2003)
Sisseton: 95 (1961) Sisseton: 37 (2009)
Timber Lake: 99 (1948) Timber Lake: 34 (1935)
Watertown: 95 (1930) Watertown: 36 (1915)
Wheaton: 97 (1969) Wheaton: 31 (1931)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.08" (1939)
Kennebec: 3.73" (1999)
Mobridge: 2.53" (1951)
Pierre: 1.75" (1912)
Sisseton: 0.90" (1971)
Timber Lake: 2.52" (1951)
Watertown: 1.63" (1939)
Wheaton: 1.50" (2001)


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