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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 28, 1983:

Freezing rain coated much of eastern South Dakota with up to a half inch accumulation before it changed over to light snow from the late evening of the 28th to the late evening of the 29th. The combination of ice, light snow, and very strong winds made travel extremely difficult. Numerous accidents and stranded vehicles resulted. Visibilities were near zero at times.

January 28, 1996:

Extreme wind chills developed across central, north central, and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota as cold arctic air moved in behind an area of low pressure. With temperatures falling well below zero and northwest winds increasing to 20 to 35 mph, wind chills were lowered to 40 to 70 below throughout the night of the 28th and into the evening of the 29th. Two to five inches of snow had fallen across the area. The strong northwest winds caused areas of blowing snow significantly reducing visibilities. Big Stone and Traverse counties experienced a blizzard for about six hours on the 29th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 53 (1931) Aberdeen: -31 (1915)
Kennebec: 63 (1942) Kennebec: -28 (1904)
Mobridge: 50 (2008) Mobridge: -28 (1972)
Pierre: 60 (1942) Pierre: -25 (1972)
Sisseton: 51 (2008) Sisseton: -31 (1951)
Timber Lake: 56 (1919) Timber Lake: -29 (1972)
Watertown: 49 (1931) Watertown: -29 (1915)
Wheaton: 49 (1989) Wheaton: -27 (1915)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.65" (2013) Aberdeen: 7.9" (2013)
Kennebec: 0.35" (1947) Kennebec: 3.0" (1947)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1916) Mobridge: 4.0" (1996)
Pierre: 0.39" (2013) Pierre: 5.4" (1947)
Sisseton: 0.48" (2013) Sisseton: 5.0" (1996)
Timber Lake: 0.37" (1916) Timber Lake: 8.5" (1916)
Watertown: 0.29" (1975) Watertown: 3.4" (1996)
Wheaton: 0.27" (1944) Wheaton: 2.5" (1916)


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