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 23 November 1981 → Normally England sees about thirty tornadoes a year. However, on this date 105 twisters tore across the country over a space of five hours. The strongest was an F2. It remains Europe's largest outbreak.
 23 November 1992 → Alta, UT was buried under 45 inches of snow in 24 hours.
 23 November 1997 → Six elephants were killed by lightning in Kruger National Park in South Africa apparently while they were huddled together seeking shelter from a sudden storm. Burn marks indicated the lightning was conducted through all six while they were standing against each other.

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July 25, 1961:

This storm started late in the evening on the 25th and went into the early morning hours of the 26th. A sizeable area suffered 50 to 100 percent loss of crops resulting from hail over the following counties, Bison, Perkins, Faulk, Onida, Sully, and western Hand. Corn was stripped of leaves and broken off. Oats and wheat were flattened. High winds with recorded gusts of 75 to 80 miles per hour cause numerous power failures and damaged trees in Pierre. Winds also unroofed a small cattle shed in Redfield.

July 25, 1972:

Unofficial rainfall amounts of 8 inches caused flash flooding in Ferney, and surrounding area. Water, over two feet depth was reported in a parking area. Basements were flooded and foundations were damaged. The heavy rain caused extensive damage to crops in the area.

July 25, 1984:

Severe thunderstorms caused considerable damage to the Pierre area. Winds were gusting to 83 mph at the Pierre airport, where thirteen planes, as well as several hangars were destroyed. In town, a home and three businesses lost their roofs and a trailer home was destroyed. Rains of four inches in thirty minutes produced flash flooding with some streets closed for a period of time. Some basements were reported to have 6 to 8 inches of water in them. At Dupree, high winds caused extensive damage to the grandstand roof at the fairgrounds. Along the entire path of the thunderstorms, hail and high winds broke windows, damaged cars, downed trees, damaged crops, and caused power outages.

July 25, 1993:

Lake Kampeska, near Watertown reached near record level at 37 inches over full mark due to runoff from heavy rains in previous days. Dozens of homes and two businesses were flooded out. About 100,000 sandbags were distributed to help prevent more flood damage to lakeside property owners.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1931) Aberdeen: 44 (1911)
Kennebec: 111 (2003) Kennebec: 41 (1911)
Mobridge: 108 (1931) Mobridge: 43 (1911)
Pierre: 109 (2007) Pierre: 48 (2004)
Sisseton: 105 (1976) Sisseton: 49 (2004)
Timber Lake: 106 (1931) Timber Lake: 42 (1918)
Watertown: 105 (1931) Watertown: 43 (1904)
Wheaton: 109 (1931) Wheaton: 49 (1991)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.72" (1972)
Kennebec: 2.70" (1918)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1982)
Pierre: 4.00" (1984)
Sisseton: 3.22" (1993)
Timber Lake: 1.21" (1982)
Watertown: 2.61" (1953)
Wheaton: 2.02" (1993) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.