This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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 22, 1926:

An estimated F2 tornado moved east across the northern part of Hyde County, destroying two barns.

July 22, 1999:

An F0 tornado touched down briefly on a farm southeast of Onida. Over half of the roof of a 40 by 45 foot building was torn off and deposited in a tree belt 200 yards to the north. The south wall of this building was caved in and the north wall was pulled out and the overhead door was ripped off. A grain auger was also damaged when it was pushed up against a granary. A semi trailer was blown over. About 400 acres of ripe wheat were also flattened and some sunflowers suffered damage as a result of the tornado.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1934) Aberdeen: 46 (1980)
Kennebec: 112 (1936) Kennebec: 46 (1961)
Mobridge: 109 (1941) Mobridge: 47 (1915)
Pierre: 108 (1941) Pierre: 49 (1961)
Sisseton: 112 (1934) Sisseton: 45 (1947)
Timber Lake: 105 (1941) Timber Lake: 47 (1961)
Watertown: 106 (1934) Watertown: 39 (1925)
Wheaton: 100 (1923) Wheaton: 43 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1898)
Kennebec: 2.51" (2010)
Mobridge: 1.05" (1945)
Pierre: 1.08" (1975)
Sisseton: 1.06" (1991)
Timber Lake: 0.66" (1975)
Watertown: 1.79" (1981)
Wheaton: 0.80" (1991)


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