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 31 August 1954 → Hurricane Carol swept across eastern New England killing 60 persons and causing $450 million damage. It was the first of three hurricanes to affect New England that year.
 31 August 1979 → Category 5 Hurricane David destroyed 70% of the Dominican Republic and took the lives of 2,000 of her citizens. The storm would go on to strike the U.S. and produce torrential rains up the entire length of the East Coast.
 31 August 1993 → A category 3 Hurricane Emily lashed the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Hatteras weather buoy recorded a gust of 98 mph and was deluged with 7.51 inches of rain. Diamond Shoals coastal marine buoy recorded sustained winds of 103 mph with gusts to 148 mph after the eye passed.

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July 26, 1921:

On the summit of Mt. Wellenkuppe, in Switzerland, the temperature reached 100 degrees by 10 am. The summit has an elevation of 12,830 feet and was covered in snow.

July 26, 1963:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 4 miles northeast of Raymond. Barns and outbuildings were destroyed on one farm, and the home was unroofed. Asphalt was ripped off a state highway.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 112 (1931) Aberdeen: 42 (1962)
Kennebec: 110 (2003) Kennebec: 42 (1971)
Mobridge: 110 (1935) Mobridge: 42 (1915)
Pierre: 108 (1935) Pierre: 46 (1971)
Sisseton: 104 (1976) Sisseton: 48 (1937)
Timber Lake: 106 (1935) Timber Lake: 42 (1971)
Watertown: 106 (1930) Watertown: 45 (1911)
Wheaton: 107 (1931) Wheaton: 47 (1971)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1916)
Kennebec: 2.70" (1976)
Mobridge: 1.11" (1942)
Pierre: 2.34" (1903)
Sisseton: 1.48" (1972)
Timber Lake: 1.60" (1979)
Watertown: 1.29" (1963)
Wheaton: 1.67" (1972)


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