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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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February 22, 1914:

Heavy snow fell across parts of central and north central South Dakota with 6 to 12 inch accumulations. Snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Timber Lake and Onida, 7 inches at Kennebec, and 12 inches at Murdo.

February 22, 2000:

Record warmth occurred across the area on this day in 2000. High temperatures across central and northeast South Dakota were in the 50s and 60s. Record highs occurred at Watertown, Pierre, and Kennebec. Watertown rose to 65 degrees, Pierre rose to 69 degrees, and Kennebec warmed to 71 degrees by late in the afternoon. Other high temperatures included, 55 degrees at Sisseton, 59 degrees at Aberdeen, and 64 degrees at Timber Lake.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1905) Aberdeen: -24 (1918)
Kennebec: 71 (2000) Kennebec: -26 (1962)
Mobridge: 65 (2002) Mobridge: -20 (1962)
Pierre: 69 (2000) Pierre: -18 (1962)
Sisseton: 60 (1905) Sisseton: -19 (1952)
Timber Lake: 65 (2002) Timber Lake: -20 (1957)
Watertown: 65 (2000) Watertown: -22 (1957)
Wheaton: 57 (1961) Wheaton: -21 (1952)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1922) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1914) Kennebec: 7.0" (1914)
Mobridge: 0.54" (1942) Mobridge: 5.0" (1942)
Pierre: 0.32" (1994) Pierre: 3.2" (1994)
Sisseton: 0.12" (1999) Sisseton: 2.0" (1999)
Timber Lake: 0.53" (1914) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1914)
Watertown: 0.10" (1913) Watertown: 2.0" (1913)
Wheaton: 0.50" (1927) Wheaton: 4.0" (1979)


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