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 21 April 1887 → Prescott, KS was directly hit by an F4 tornado, resulting in 12 fatalities and 80 homes destroyed. The tornado was part of a family of tornadoes that reduced farms to kindling along a 60 mile path from Anderson County, KS to Bates County, MO. It was one of the most expensive tornado disasters of the 19th Century.
 21 April 1967Tornadoes ravaged northern Illinois. An F4 occurring at 3:50 pm in Belvidere left 24 dead and 500 injured. Seven people were killed at a shopping center, and at least 13 were killed at Belvidere High School. Another F4 at 5:24 pm left 33 dead and 500 injured. This funnel hit Palos Hills, Oak Lawn, Hometown, and Evergreen Park southwest of Chicago.
 21 April 2002 → An F3 tornado struck Wayne County, IL with winds as high as 200mph. Incredibly, only one life was lost.

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July 9, 1938:

A deadly, estimated F4 tornado moved ESE across the eastern edge of Andover to north of Bristol. Seventeen buildings were destroyed at Andover, and at least one home was completely swept away. Seven homes and a church also suffered damage. An elderly person was killed at the western edge of Andover and a couple died in a home at the southern edge of town. About two hours later, another estimated F4 tornado moved ENE from 2 miles northeast of White, South Dakota in Brookings County to Hendricks, Minnesota. Only one person was injured from this storm.

July 9, 1972:

Wind gusts up to 89 mph caused considerable damage in the Pierre and Oahe Dam area. A drive in movie screen was destroyed. A camper trailer was turned over pinning 7 members of a family inside. Five of them were hospitalized. Numerous trees were uprooted at the Oahe Dam campground. A tourist information building was caved in. Hail broke out car windows on ten vehicles.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 115 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1981)
Kennebec: 113 (1936) Kennebec: 38 (1895)
Mobridge: 112 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1929)
Pierre: 110 (1936) Pierre: 48 (1996)
Sisseton: 110 (1936) Sisseton: 43 (1977)
Timber Lake: 114 (1936) Timber Lake: 44 (1929)
Watertown: 105 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1899)
Wheaton: 100 (1976) Wheaton: 47 (1968)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.44" (1926)
Kennebec: 1.34" (2000)
Mobridge: 0.96" (1987)
Pierre: 1.40" (1944)
Sisseton: 1.25" (1946)
Timber Lake: 1.40" (2003)
Watertown: 1.18" (1946)
Wheaton: 1.24" (1993)


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