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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 10, 1998:

Flash flooding occurred from Keldron and areas south, during the late afternoon and evening as result of up seven inches of rain that had fallen from slow moving thunderstorms. Willow creek and several small tributaries went out of their banks causing the inundation of low areas and county roads. Many county roads were damaged with one farmer losing several pigs and cows as a result of the flooding.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 114 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1945)
Kennebec: 113 (1936) Kennebec: 42 (1945)
Mobridge: 112 (1936) Mobridge: 42 (1945)
Pierre: 113 (1966) Pierre: 46 (1945)
Sisseton: 112 (1936) Sisseton: 46 (1945)
Timber Lake: 115 (1936) Timber Lake: 43 (1945)
Watertown: 108 (1966) Watertown: 43 (1945)
Wheaton: 103 (1966) Wheaton: 47 (1975)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.40" (1993)
Kennebec: 2.05" (1923)
Mobridge: 0.82" (1993)
Pierre: 1.65" (1964)
Sisseton: 1.70" (1935)
Timber Lake: 2.14" (1944)
Watertown: 1.78" (1977)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1967)


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