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 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
 1 February 2011 → An immense blizzard dropped as much as two feet of snow from Tulsa through southwest Missouri, northeast Missouri, central Illinois, northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, to Lower Michigan. The northern suburbs of Chicago received 21 inches, and the Chicago lakefront recorded 70 mph winds!

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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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