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 21 August 1883 → What was likely an F5 tornado devastated the north side of Rochester, MN. The tornado derailed a train and leveled farms. 40 people were killed.
 21 August 1888 → A "grand spectacle" of four waterspouts near Jacobson, MD overturned boats and moved ashore. 15 people were injured. Another tornado moved east-northeast near Still Pond, MD killing 10 people in a cannery. A total of 11 deaths and 40 injuries were reported from this tornado.
 21 August 1918 → Tyler, MN suffered a direct hit by an F4 tornado. Six hundred buildings were damaged or destroyed and 36 lives were taken, including three when the town's hospital was struck.
 21 August 1984 → The State Fair in Pueblo, CO had to be closed during a vicious hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, including one seriously.

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December 22, 1988:

Moderate to heavy snow occurred across northeastern South Dakota on the 22nd. Some of the larger amounts measured were 7 inches at Columbia, 6.5 inches at Aberdeen, and 5 inches at Faulkton and Britton.

December 22, 1990:

Strong northwest winds, combined with air temperatures below zero, created wind chills from -40 to -65 degrees F over west central Minnesota early in the day on the 22nd. Air temperatures were generally in the -20 to -25 F range, with afternoon highs around 15 below zero.

December 22, 1993:

Strong northwest winds gusted to 35 miles per hour and caused near-whiteout conditions over a wide area of southwest and west central Minnesota during the late afternoon on the 21st into the early morning of the 22nd. Several car accidents ensued. A 30-year old man was killed when he lost control of his truck and slid into a ditch in the near-blizzard conditions.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 59 (1893) Aberdeen: -28 (1990)
Kennebec: 63 (1982) Kennebec: -29 (1989)
Mobridge: 59 (1954) Mobridge: -30 (1989)
Pierre: 59 (1936) Pierre: -25 (1989)
Sisseton: 52 (1986) Sisseton: -22 (2008)
Timber Lake: 56 (1954) Timber Lake: -34 (1989)
Watertown: 47 (1957) Watertown: -29 (1916)
Wheaton: 51 (1986) Wheaton: -25 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.38" (1988) Aberdeen: 6.5" (1988)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1968) Kennebec: 7.0" (1996)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1916) Mobridge: 4.6" (1969)
Pierre: 0.37" (1988) Pierre: 4.0" (1945)
Sisseton: 0.71" (1968) Sisseton: 9.5" (1969)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (1969) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1969)
Watertown: 0.65" (1968) Watertown: 6.0" (1968)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1968) Wheaton: 5.0" (1968)


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