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 21 April 1887 → Prescott, KS was directly hit by an F4 tornado, resulting in 12 fatalities and 80 homes destroyed. The tornado was part of a family of tornadoes that reduced farms to kindling along a 60 mile path from Anderson County, KS to Bates County, MO. It was one of the most expensive tornado disasters of the 19th Century.
 21 April 1967Tornadoes ravaged northern Illinois. An F4 occurring at 3:50 pm in Belvidere left 24 dead and 500 injured. Seven people were killed at a shopping center, and at least 13 were killed at Belvidere High School. Another F4 at 5:24 pm left 33 dead and 500 injured. This funnel hit Palos Hills, Oak Lawn, Hometown, and Evergreen Park southwest of Chicago.
 21 April 2002 → An F3 tornado struck Wayne County, IL with winds as high as 200mph. Incredibly, only one life was lost.

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August 31, 1977:

Strong winds accompanying thunderstorms moved across the southern part of Brown County during the early morning hours. A barn was destroyed three miles west of Warner. Many trees were damaged in the Stratford area. A large, empty fuel tank, southeast of Watertown was folded inward by strong winds. High wind damage was also reported in Faulk and Day Counties.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1921) Aberdeen: 32 (1987)
Kennebec: 105 (2000) Kennebec: 35 (1974)
Mobridge: 101 (1953) Mobridge: 39 (1958)
Pierre: 103 (1960) Pierre: 39 (1974)
Sisseton: 94 (1948) Sisseton: 39 (1987)
Timber Lake: 100 (1953) Timber Lake: 38 (1994)
Watertown: 94 (1930) Watertown: 38 (1987)
Wheaton: 95 (1953) Wheaton: 39 (1967)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.75" (1977)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1908)
Mobridge: 0.59" (1956)
Pierre: 1.83" (1942)
Sisseton: 1.54" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.50" (1977)
Watertown: 0.98" (1977)
Wheaton: 3.95" (1982)


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