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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 30, 2001:

Widespread freezing rain, accumulating from 1/8 to 1/2 inch, changed over to snow late in the evening of the 29th. The snow accumulated from 6 to 12 inches over much of central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. The combination of ice and snow caused significant travel problems, school and flight cancellations and delays, business closings, and numerous vehicle accidents. Several highways were closed along with large portions of Interstates 29 and 90. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Murdo, 14 SSW Hayes, and 8 E of Eden, 7 inches at Castlewood and 5 NE of Peever, 8 inches at Miller, Gann Valley, Iona, Watertown, Ortonville, and 2 NW Stephan. Nine inches of snowfall accumulated 18 S of Harrold with 10 inches at Tulare and Kennebec, 11 inches at Clark, Clear Lake, and Wheaton, 12 inches at Carpenter, Willow Lake, Milbank, and Browns Valley, and 13 inches at Wilmot.

January 30, 2011:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across part of northeast South Dakota from the afternoon of the 30th to the afternoon of the 31st. Travel was disrupted especially along Interstate-90. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Webster, Summit, and Clear Lake; 7 inches at Watertown and Milbank; 8 inches at Wilmot and Sisseton and 9 inches at Bryant, Waubay, and Andover.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 55 (1931) Aberdeen: -32 (1916)
Kennebec: 66 (1989) Kennebec: -31 (1918)
Mobridge: 58 (1934) Mobridge: -31 (1918)
Pierre: 63 (1989) Pierre: -20 (1996)
Sisseton: 49 (2012) Sisseton: -25 (2004)
Timber Lake: 58 (1931) Timber Lake: -29 (1996)
Watertown: 50 (1989) Watertown: -28 (1918)
Wheaton: 49 (1992) Wheaton: -35 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1929) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1929)
Kennebec: 0.38" (2001) Kennebec: 5.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 0.80" (1917) Mobridge: 8.0" (1917)
Pierre: 0.12" (2001) Pierre: 1.2" (2009)
Sisseton: 0.11" (2011) Sisseton: 2.4" (2011)
Timber Lake: 0.48" (1917) Timber Lake: 9.4" (1917)
Watertown: 0.50" (2001) Watertown: 6.0" (1929)
Wheaton: 1.07" (2001) Wheaton: 11.0" (2001)


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