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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
 23 July 2003 → Betsy the Giraffe was killed when struck by lightning at the Disney Animal Kingdom. The animals are usually brought into shelter during severe weather, but this storm came with too little warning.
 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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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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