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 20 April 1920 → Tornadoes struck Mississippi and Alabama, killing 219 people. One F4 touched down in eastern Mississippi and then stayed on the ground for 130 miles, tearing through Marion, Franklin, and Colbert Counties in Alabama. Another F4 destroyed homes in the communities of Gurley and Brownsboro.
 20 April 1990 → Lightning struck a building housing a fish farm in Arkansas, killing 10,000 pounds of fish.

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January 27, 1969:

Snowfall of 7 to 10 inches combined with winds of 15 to 30 mph caused widespread low visibilities along with more heavy drifting from the 27th to the 29th across Minnesota. Many roads were blocked or remained blocked. Many schools were closed with many accidents.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 53 (1934) Aberdeen: -34 (1915)
Kennebec: 65 (1989) Kennebec: -28 (1963)
Mobridge: 57 (1934) Mobridge: -35 (1915)
Pierre: 61 (1934) Pierre: -23 (1948)
Sisseton: 57 (1989) Sisseton: -24 (1902)
Timber Lake: 53 (1942) Timber Lake: -36 (1915)
Watertown: 55 (1989) Watertown: -29 (1915)
Wheaton: 49 (1989) Wheaton: -29 (1915)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.90" (1944) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1923)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1944) Kennebec: 4.0" (1944)
Mobridge: 0.49" (1944) Mobridge: 7.0" (1944)
Pierre: 0.95" (1944) Pierre: 2.5" (1944)
Sisseton: 0.62" (1944) Sisseton: 7.0" (1994)
Timber Lake: 0.90" (1944) Timber Lake: 8.0" (1944)
Watertown: 0.73" (1917) Watertown: 6.0" (1917)
Wheaton: 0.63" (1944) Wheaton: 4.5" (1951)


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