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 28 July 1952 → A severe storm with hail up to an inch and a half in diameter broke windows, ruined roofs, and stripped trees of leaves near Benson, AZ. The temperature dropped to 37 degrees, and hail was three to four inches deep with drifts 46 inches high.
 28 July 1997 → Fort Collins, CO was inundated by a flood that sent a 20-foot wall of water rushing through the city. Five people died.

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February 16, 1969:

Freezing drizzle and heavy fog formed a heavy glaze on utility lines resulting in many broken power and telephone lines across northern South Dakota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 56 (1981) Aberdeen: -40 (1936)
Kennebec: 64 (1981) Kennebec: -40 (1936)
Mobridge: 62 (1981) Mobridge: -39 (1936)
Pierre: 65 (1981) Pierre: -32 (1936)
Sisseton: 58 (1981) Sisseton: -30 (1936)
Timber Lake: 61 (1981) Timber Lake: -37 (1936)
Watertown: 54 (1981) Watertown: -36 (1936)
Wheaton: 57 (1981) Wheaton: -31 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.35" (1956) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1956)
Kennebec: 0.32" (1938) Kennebec: 7.0" (1938)
Mobridge: 0.22" (1938) Mobridge: 1.1" (1956)
Pierre: 0.28" (1956) Pierre: 3.5" (1938)
Sisseton: 0.40" (1984) Sisseton: 3.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.22" (1956) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1956)
Watertown: 0.38" (1938) Watertown: 4.0" (1938)
Wheaton: 0.33" (1938) Wheaton: 7.0" (1990)


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