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 24 April 1880 → An F5 (estimated) tornado struck Christian County, IL, causing farms to vanish. Between 6 and 11 people were killed, with some bodies carried for half a mile.
 24 April 1908 → Tornadoes in the Southeast claimed the lives of 310 people. An F4 tornado at Amite, LA may have been two miles wide and killed 29 people in town. That tornado was part of a tornado family that was on the ground for 155 miles and took 143 lives. At Purvis, MS 55 people were killed and 143 of the town's 150 buildings were destroyed.
 24 April 1980 → Three of eight helicopters were damaged in a sandstorm during a failed attempt to rescue 52 American hostages held in Iran. The hostages were later released on January 20, 1981.
 24 April 2010 → An EF4 tornado stayed on the ground for an amazing 149 miles from northeast Louisiana through north central Mississippi, devastating Yazoo City, MS and killing ten people. The tornado was up to 1.75 miles wide.

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July 13, 1964:

Early morning low temperatures dropped into the lower to mid 30s across the northern half of the state. Some low temperatures include 32 degrees at Castlewood, 33 in Andover and 4 miles NW of Onida.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1936) Aberdeen: 44 (1987)
Kennebec: 109 (1954) Kennebec: 41 (1950)
Mobridge: 105 (1940) Mobridge: 41 (1950)
Pierre: 110 (1974) Pierre: 45 (1950)
Sisseton: 104 (1974) Sisseton: 47 (1990)
Timber Lake: 104 (1940) Timber Lake: 41 (1950)
Watertown: 101 (1936) Watertown: 38 (1926)
Wheaton: 99 (1983) Wheaton: 43 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1937)
Kennebec: 1.36" (1962)
Mobridge: 2.36" (1937)
Pierre: 2.28" (1966)
Sisseton: 0.94" (1941)
Timber Lake: 2.21" (1937)
Watertown: 1.90" (1966)
Wheaton: 1.06" (1988)


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