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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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January 14, 1916:

Record cold continued on this date in weather history in 1916 across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Aberdeen, Kennebec, Mobridge, Timber Lake, Watertown, and Wheaton all set record lows. The record lows were 24 degrees below zero at Kennebec, 28 degrees below zero at Wheaton, 31 degrees below zero at Timber Lake, 35 degrees below zero at Mobridge, 36 degrees below zero at Aberdeen, and 38 degrees below zero at Watertown.

January 14, 1969:

Late on the 14th to early on the 16th, freezing rain mixed with snow in western Minnesota caused many treacherous roads with several accidents occurring.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 50 (1901) Aberdeen: -36 (1916)
Kennebec: 66 (2006) Kennebec: -24 (1916)
Mobridge: 54 (1933) Mobridge: -35 (1916)
Pierre: 57 (2006) Pierre: -21 (1972)
Sisseton: 54 (1987) Sisseton: -26 (1972)
Timber Lake: 51 (1944) Timber Lake: -31 (1916)
Watertown: 49 (1990) Watertown: -38 (1916)
Wheaton: 54 (1987) Wheaton: -28 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.54" (1952) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.38" (2001) Kennebec: 5.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 0.40" (1928) Mobridge: 4.0" (1956)
Pierre: 0.27" (2001) Pierre: 3.0" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.90" (1952) Sisseton: 9.0" (1952)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (1956) Timber Lake: 3.0" (2001)
Watertown: 0.52" (1952) Watertown: 4.2" (1929)
Wheaton: 0.83" (1923) Wheaton: 5.0" (1952)


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