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 13 July 1924 → The northern half of Augusta, KS suffered $2,000,000 in damage as an F2 tornado swept through. Three hundred oil drilling rigs outside of town were destroyed.
 13 July 1951 → After very wet weather in June, 8 to 16 inches of additional rain fell on Kansas from July 9 through today, resulting in catastrophic flooding along the Kansas River and her tributaries. In many cases river stages were unknown because the river rose far above the height of any gauge, but some crests were believed to be as much as 9 feet above the former record heights. At the apex of the disaster on the 13th 40,000 people were displaced and nearly two million acres of land were under water in northern Kansas and northwest Missouri.
 13 July 1977 → Four lightning strikes knocked out a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County, NY, plunging New York City into darkness for much of the night. The power company received much criticism for the blackout, while the power company said it was an act of God.
 13 July 1980 → Afternoon highs of 108 degrees at Memphis, TN, 108 degrees at Macon, GA, and 105 degrees at Atlanta, GA, established all-time records for those three cities. The high of 110 degrees at Newington, GA, was just two degrees shy of the state record.
 13 July 2000 → A deadly F3 tornado struck the Green Acres Campground near Pine Lake, Alberta killing 11 people.
 13 July 2005 → The warmest temperature ever recorded in Greenland, 78 degrees, was measured at Tasiilaq.

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January 19, 1970:

Extremely cold air was over the area on this day in weather history in 1970. After an extremely cold night, daytime high temperatures struggled to reach the single digits below zero. Overnight low temperatures across the area were from 25 below to 34 below zero with daytime highs from 3 above at Sisseton to 12 degrees below zero at Pierre. Record low temperatures were set at Wheaton, Watertown, Pierre, and Kennebec. The temperature fell to 32 degrees below zero at Pierre, 33 degrees below zero at Watertown and Wheaton, and to 34 degrees zero at Kennebec. Aberdeen fell to 35 degrees below zero, Sisseton fell to 26 degrees below zero, Mobridge fell to 25 degrees below zero, Sisseton fell to 26 degrees below zero, and Timber Lake fell to 27 degrees below zero.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1921) Aberdeen: -36 (1943)
Kennebec: 66 (1900) Kennebec: -34 (1970)
Mobridge: 53 (1919) Mobridge: -37 (1943)
Pierre: 56 (1999) Pierre: -32 (1970)
Sisseton: 48 (1942) Sisseton: -29 (1985)
Timber Lake: 62 (1919) Timber Lake: -31 (1943)
Watertown: 56 (1900) Watertown: -33 (1970)
Wheaton: 54 (1921) Wheaton: -33 (1970)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.40" (1894) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1894)
Kennebec: 0.48" (1937) Kennebec: 6.0" (1937)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1945) Mobridge: 2.8" (1945)
Pierre: 0.30" (2003) Pierre: 3.8" (1945)
Sisseton: 0.80" (1937) Sisseton: 6.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 0.40" (1945) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1945)
Watertown: 0.30" (1979) Watertown: 4.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 0.52" (1979) Wheaton: 6.0" (1979)


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