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 2 October 1894 → What was likely an F3 tornado ripped apart several blocks of Little Rock, AR as it tore right through downtown. The funnel passed over or very near the Weather Bureau office at 8:28pm, providing a rare look at how barometric pressure behaves in a tornado. The office's instrument shelter was blown away and windows shattered. Debris from the upper floor of a nearby building showered down on the observer's office.
 2 October 1898 → A hurricane striking the Georgia coast washed away Campbell Island. Jekyll Island had a storm surge of 19 feet. It is estimated that this storm was a category 3 or 4 hurricane with winds around 130 mph.

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February 11, 2002:

High winds of 35 to 45 mph gusting to 60 to 65 mph affected central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota through the afternoon and into the evening hours. The high winds caused some spotty tree and roof damage along with a few power outages. A few downed power lines in Aberdeen resulted in a short power outage for some people. Also, a streetlight pole was knocked down in Aberdeen. Some wind gusts included, 55 mph at Wheaton, 58 mph at McLaughlin, 59 mph at Pierre, 61 mph at Sisseton and Aberdeen, 62 mph at Mobridge, and 63 mph at Graceville, Minnesota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (2005) Aberdeen: -35 (1988)
Kennebec: 71 (1938) Kennebec: -41 (1899)
Mobridge: 59 (2005) Mobridge: -39 (1944)
Pierre: 64 (1987) Pierre: -26 (1988)
Sisseton: 54 (2005) Sisseton: -28 (1988)
Timber Lake: 59 (1987) Timber Lake: -34 (1988)
Watertown: 53 (1987) Watertown: -38 (1899)
Wheaton: 55 (1987) Wheaton: -25 (1981)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1922) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1993) Kennebec: 3.0" (1993)
Mobridge: 0.29" (1978) Mobridge: 3.4" (2008)
Pierre: 0.32" (2008) Pierre: 3.4" (2008)
Sisseton: 0.28" (1940) Sisseton: 4.0" (1940)
Timber Lake: 0.40" (1993) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1993)
Watertown: 0.20" (1940) Watertown: 2.5" (1946)
Wheaton: 0.75" (2004) Wheaton: 4.5" (1979)


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