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 21 December 1944 → The Battle of the Bulge lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. By this time Germany was clearly losing World War II and Hitler was hoping to regain advantage if the attack would occur in bad weather to prevent the Allied Air Forces from being effective. As the Americans occupied the strategic position of Bastogne, the German army surrounded the city. However because of bad weather, planes were unable to fly and provide supplies by air drop to the American Forces. On December 29 the weather finally cleared up and much needed supplies were received. The Americans then launched a counteroffensive, but soldiers had to fight the cold and snow as well.
 21 December 1967 → The City Hall and a large portion of the business district of Potosi, MO was destroyed by an F4 tornado. There were 52 injuries and 3 deaths.

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July 4, 1936:

Several record highs were seen on this day, including; 113 degrees 4NW of Gann Valley; 111 in Murdo; 107 in Castlewood; 106 in Clark and Highmore; 105 near Onida; 104 in Faulkton and Miller; 103 degrees 6SE of McIntosh; 101 in Pollock.

July 4, 1988:

Several record highs were set on this day, including; 103 degrees in Ipswich and Britton; 102 in Webster; 101 in Summit and Artichoke Lake, MN; 99 in Leola; 98 degrees in Clear Lake and Waubay.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 105 (1988) Aberdeen: 40 (1967)
Kennebec: 111 (1936) Kennebec: 37 (1917)
Mobridge: 103 (1936) Mobridge: 41 (1951)
Pierre: 107 (1936) Pierre: 43 (1967)
Sisseton: 101 (1988) Sisseton: 44 (1967)
Timber Lake: 103 (1936) Timber Lake: 38 (1915)
Watertown: 102 (1988) Watertown: 40 (1967)
Wheaton: 105 (1949) Wheaton: 40 (1967)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.50" (1899)
Kennebec: 1.17" (1944)
Mobridge: 1.40" (1916)
Pierre: 1.28" (1944)
Sisseton: 1.13" (1962)
Timber Lake: 1.27" (1912)
Watertown: 2.69" (1963)
Wheaton: 1.44" (1962)


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