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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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December 10, 2000:

Heavy snow of 6 to 8 inches fell across parts of Lyman and Jones counties on the 10th and 11th. Some amounts included 6 inches at Kennebec and Okaton and 8 inches at Murdo.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (1979) Aberdeen: -29 (1972)
Kennebec: 62 (1895) Kennebec: -27 (1917)
Mobridge: 60 (1979) Mobridge: -41 (1917)
Pierre: 58 (1987) Pierre: -14 (1972)
Sisseton: 55 (1979) Sisseton: -21 (1977)
Timber Lake: 64 (1979) Timber Lake: -21 (1972)
Watertown: 53 (1928) Watertown: -20 (1972)
Wheaton: 57 (2006) Wheaton: -22 (1977)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1893) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1893)
Kennebec: 0.26" (1970) Kennebec: 4.0" (1970)
Mobridge: 0.16" (1970) Mobridge: 3.0" (1970)
Pierre: 0.36" (1970) Pierre: 3.6" (1970)
Sisseton: 0.20" (2004) Sisseton: 2.0" (1900)
Timber Lake: 0.68" (1970) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1970)
Watertown: 0.47" (1949) Watertown: 3.0" (1893)
Wheaton: 0.27" (1918) Wheaton: 3.5" (1983)


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