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 24 November 1863 → The Battle Above the Clouds at Lookout Mountain was fought as part of a three day struggle near Chattanooga, TN. A fog descending into the valley could be seen from atop the mountain and obscured parts of the battlefield. Union forces, which outnumbered Southern troops, fought to a victory.
 24 November 2001At least two dozen tornadoes touched down in Alabama, setting a record for the number of tornadoes in a single November day for the Crimson State. An F4 destroyed homes in Altoona.

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July 7, 1959:

A very strong and widespread windstorm began near Kadoka and moved northeastward across the state at a speed of 60 to 65 mph. Airplane hangers were damaged or destroyed at Murdo, Redfield, and Watertown. Fourteen barns were destroyed or seriously damaged. Five trailer homes were overturned.

July 7, 1963:

Hail covered the ground to a depth of 2 inches in Cresbard, causing hail damage to crops and buildings. Hail averaged 1 inch in diameter with the largest being 2 inches.

July 7, 1990:

A teenager was injured by softball size hail while working in a field near Herreid. Numerous cattle in the area were also injured by the large hail. Most homes and vehicles in town suffered damage. The Herreid School had 120 broken panes of glass.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1936) Aberdeen: 43 (1922)
Kennebec: 110 (1973) Kennebec: 44 (1901)
Mobridge: 111 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1915)
Pierre: 109 (2007) Pierre: 49 (2004)
Sisseton: 104 (1936) Sisseton: 41 (1934)
Timber Lake: 110 (1936) Timber Lake: 41 (1958)
Watertown: 100 (2007) Watertown: 41 (1908)
Wheaton: 103 (1988) Wheaton: 48 (1984)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.56" (1994)
Kennebec: 1.90" (1956)
Mobridge: 1.01" (2002)
Pierre: 1.09" (1992)
Sisseton: 2.34" (1994)
Timber Lake: 1.12" (1994)
Watertown: 2.80" (1950)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1928)


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