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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
 23 July 2003 → Betsy the Giraffe was killed when struck by lightning at the Disney Animal Kingdom. The animals are usually brought into shelter during severe weather, but this storm came with too little warning.
 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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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.

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July 22, 2011:

Numerous severe thunderstorms brought hail up to the size of golf balls, damaging winds over 70 mph, along with flash flooding to parts of north central and northeast South Dakota. Most of the hail occurred in Grant and Codington counties. Several roads were flooded by nearly 4 inches of rain in Grant County. Five miles west of South Shore in Codington County, over 3 inches of rain brought flash flooding to several roads. The strong winds where observed in Corson, Walworth, and McPherson counties. About 9 miles west of Long Lake, eighty mph winds ripped a grain bin from the fasteners, pushed the north wall of a garage in, snapped several corral poles, tipped over a gain vac and feeder wagon, moved a semitrailer four feet, and caused some minor damage to the house. Also, many branches were broken off along with several trees uprooted.


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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