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 2 August 1954 → Severe thunderstorms produced golf ball sized hail for 30 minutes in north central Kansas. One drift of hail measured 200 feet long, 70 feet wide and 3 feet deep.
 2 August 1985 → An aircraft accident occurred at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at approximately 6 p.m. Neither the crew nor air traffic control was aware that below what appeared to be a rather insignificant thunderstorm existed a strong downdraft of cold, dense air. Upon final approach, the pilot of the Lockheed L-1011 ran into the microburst and was unable to lift out of it. He lost control of the aircraft, hitting several objects on the ground before finally crashing into a water tank near the runway. 137 people were killed and 28 were injured.

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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: 101 (2012) 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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