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 1 March 1980 → An unusually large Florida tornado, an F3, was at times more than 500 yards wide. It struck near Fort Lauderdale and traveled 7 miles. The tornado killed one person and caused $6 million in damage.
 1 March 1983 → An F2 tornado stayed on the ground for three and a half miles as it moved through south central Los Angeles, CA. Fifty buildings were damaged and 30 people were injured, mostly by flying glass.
 1 March 2003 → Officials in charge of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in Alaska were forced to change the route of their famous race because of unusually warm conditions and a lack of snow.
 1 March 2007 → The first tornado of a large outbreak struck Enterprise, AL around 1pm. Eight students died when the EF-4 struck the town's high school, and there was an additional fatality as the tornado tore through the city.

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July 14, 1964:

A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado which caused damage to Ellsworth AFB. Another storm in Meade County produced a tornado that was spotted by Air Force personnel. This tornado was bearing down on a missile site near Creighton forcing the evacuation of the site. No damage to the site was reported.

July 14, 2009:

Numerous thunderstorms developed along a strong cold front as it pushed east across north central and northeast South Dakota during the early morning hours of July 14th. Very heavy rains occurred with rainfall amounts of nearly 3 inches in some places. This resulted in flash flooding across a large portion of the area with several county and township roads covered with water. Flash flooding occurred in Houghton with streets covered by water up to 6 inches deep.

July 14, 2013:

A line of storms moving across north central South Dakota during the early morning hours on the 14th became heavy rainfall producing thunderstorms for northeastern South Dakota. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches caused mainly localized flooding. However in Grant County, a 20 foot wide by 17 foot deep culvert on 468th Avenue in Twin Brooks was washed away by flash flooding. The Grant County Highway Department said fixing the culvert would cost more than $40,000 dollars.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1931) Aberdeen: 42 (1967)
Kennebec: 106 (1901) Kennebec: 40 (1967)
Mobridge: 104 (2006) Mobridge: 47 (1930)
Pierre: 104 (1988) Pierre: 45 (1967)
Sisseton: 101 (1983) Sisseton: 46 (1903)
Timber Lake: 104 (1914) Timber Lake: 42 (1993)
Watertown: 104 (1931) Watertown: 40 (1930)
Wheaton: 99 (1983) Wheaton: 42 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.90" (2009)
Kennebec: 1.40" (1989)
Mobridge: 0.76" (1937)
Pierre: 0.98" (1969)
Sisseton: 2.85" (1937)
Timber Lake: 1.17" (1962)
Watertown: 1.20" (1968)
Wheaton: 3.83" (1937)


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