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 23 October 1091 → England's earliest known tornado was also one of its strongest on record. It has been rated as an EF4, and devastated central London. The church at St. Mary le Bow was badly damaged with four rafters, each 26 feet long, driven 22 feet into the ground. Other churches in the area were demolished, as were over 600 houses. London Bridge was destroyed.
 23 October 1761 → A violent hurricane struck New England, causing tremendous damage in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
 23 October 1920 → Tetsuya Fujita, inventor of the Fujita Scale, was born.
 23 October 2002 → Visibility was reduced to less than 100 meters during the Australian Dust Storm. It was the worst dust storm in 30 years.

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February 29, 2004:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across parts of central and north central South Dakota. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Isabel and Ree Heights, 7 inches at Gettysburg and Eagle Butte, 8 inches at Murdo, and 9 inches northeast of Isabel in southern Corson County. The snowfall ended during the late morning of March 1st.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 61 (1992) Aberdeen: -19 (1960)
Kennebec: 75 (1992) Kennebec: -13 (1960)
Mobridge: 70 (1992) Mobridge: -10 (1996)
Pierre: 75 (1992) Pierre: -9 (1980)
Sisseton: 66 (1932) Sisseton: -22 (1980)
Timber Lake: 70 (1992) Timber Lake: -15 (1912)
Watertown: 58 (2000) Watertown: -16 (1960)
Wheaton: 60 (1992) Wheaton: -18 (1980)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1896) Aberdeen: 11.0" (1896)
Kennebec: 0.93" (2012) Kennebec: 9.0" (2012)
Mobridge: 0.15" (2012) Mobridge: 2.8" (2012)
Pierre: 0.32" (2012) Pierre: 3.5" (2012)
Sisseton: 0.23 (2004) Sisseton: 4.0" (2012)
Timber Lake: 0.22" (1916) Timber Lake: 6.0" (2012)
Watertown: 0.21" (2012) Watertown: 3.5" (2012)
Wheaton: 0.50 (2012) Wheaton: 7.5" (2012)


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