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July 19, 1933:

A significant F2 tornado moved ESE from west of Tulare to 3 miles ENE of Hitchcock. About 10 farms were damaged, and several barns were destroyed. Estimated property loss was set at $50,000.

July 19, 1962:

High winds caused considerable damage to buildings in Aberdeen and on nearby farms. A brick chimney toppled and killed a man. The storm moved eastward and caused damage to Northeastern South Dakota. Some storm total precipitations amounts include 2.40 inches in Waubay, 2.36 inches 4NNE of Victor, 2.27 in Webster, 1.87 in Andover, and 1.62 inches in Wheaton, Minnesota.

July 19, 2010:

Severe storms moved from Montana southeastward across western South Dakota into south central South Dakota, merging with another area of storms over west central South Dakota. The storms produced a wide swath of hail and strong winds from northern Butte County, through southern Meade, eastern Pennington, Jackson, and Bennett Counties. Millions of dollars in crop damage was reported, along with some damage to homes and automobiles.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1932) Aberdeen: 42 (1900)
Kennebec: 114 (1936) Kennebec: 45 (1895)
Mobridge: 105 (1936) Mobridge: 50 (1930)
Pierre: 106 (2012) Pierre: 52 (1971)
Sisseton: 106 (1932) Sisseton: 45 (2000)
Timber Lake: 105 (1918) Timber Lake: 45 (1915)
Watertown: 104 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1911)
Wheaton: 105 (1932) Wheaton: 38 (1921)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.81" (2008)
Kennebec: 1.50" (1897)
Mobridge: 0.95" (1928)
Pierre: 2.07" (1897)
Sisseton: 1.55" (1962)
Timber Lake: 1.73" (1929)
Watertown: 1.47" (1990)
Wheaton: 1.81" (2001)


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