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 21 October 1934 → A severe windstorm lashed the Pacific Northwest coast. In Washington, 22 deaths were reported and $1.7 million in damage was done, mainly to timber. Winds reached 87 mph at North Head, and waves reached 20 feet high on Puget Sound.
 21 October 1975 → Carlton Fisk made history on this day because of a walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series, after it had been postponed by rain for three days.
 21 October 1997 → The World Series game in Cleveland between the Indians and the Florida Marlins featured showers and very chilly weather for baseball: temperatures in the 40s with 25 mph winds. Florida won the game 14 to 11. The next day the two teams played in Cleveland again, with snow showers and temperatures only in the 30s. That time Cleveland won 10-3.

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July 12, 1981:

Severe thunderstorms that started during the evening hours on the 11th, continued into the early morning hours on the 12th. Winds were estimated near 80 mph, 10 to 20 miles southeast of Eureka. This storm destroyed a number of steel grain storage bins. Strong winds of 58 mph were measured in Aberdeen, where many trees were broken and power and communication lines were interrupted.

July 12, 1993:

A thunderstorm dumped up to four inches of rain in 30 minutes, 25 miles west of Pierre. This storm washed hay into big blocks up to five feet high. The heavy rains also caused water to spill over an irrigation dam. Another severe thunderstorm occurred over Dewy County and produced high winds, damaging hail, and flooding rains destroyed crops and hay fields. The storm knocked out windows and screens in the Lantry area. Runoff from the storm moved rapidly through the streets of Eagle Butte causing water damage to homes and businesses. Water was reported flowing four to five feet deep through a cafe. Strong winds also tipped over a house trailer.

July 12, 2004:

Hail up to the size of softballs fell in and around Onaka, damaging vehicles, farm equipment, and homes. Lightning struck a home in Britton starting a fire in the attic, which resulted in significant damage to the home. High winds along with hail up to the size of baseballs caused some structural, vehicle, crop, and tree damage in and around Astoria and Toronto.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1936) Aberdeen: 40 (1941)
Kennebec: 105 (1973) Kennebec: 41 (1922)
Mobridge: 104 (1936) Mobridge: 46 (1950)
Pierre: 105 (1939) Pierre: 44 (1975)
Sisseton: 109 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1941)
Timber Lake: 102 (1949) Timber Lake: 45 (1941)
Watertown: 103 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1941)
Wheaton: 99 (1932) Wheaton: 45 (1936)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.41" (1981)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1997)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1927)
Pierre: 2.41" (1899)
Sisseton: 1.39" (1992)
Timber Lake: 1.24" (1952)
Watertown: 0.81" (1955)
Wheaton: 2.20" (1934)


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