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 1 March 1980 → An unusually large Florida tornado, an F3, was at times more than 500 yards wide. It struck near Fort Lauderdale and traveled 7 miles. The tornado killed one person and caused $6 million in damage.
 1 March 1983 → An F2 tornado stayed on the ground for three and a half miles as it moved through south central Los Angeles, CA. Fifty buildings were damaged and 30 people were injured, mostly by flying glass.
 1 March 2003 → Officials in charge of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in Alaska were forced to change the route of their famous race because of unusually warm conditions and a lack of snow.
 1 March 2007 → The first tornado of a large outbreak struck Enterprise, AL around 1pm. Eight students died when the EF-4 struck the town's high school, and there was an additional fatality as the tornado tore through the city.

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July 28, 1986:

Very intense thunderstorms developed in South Dakota and Nebraska and moved into Iowa. The first of these storms produced a tornado that crossed into Iowa south of Sioux City and slammed into a coal-burning power plant. This tornado caused between 25 and 50 million dollars damage to the plant. The tornado continued across farmland, then damaged a store and flattened a motel in Sloan before lifting up.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 109 (1975) Aberdeen: 44 (1981)
Kennebec: 117 (1933) Kennebec: 42 (1971)
Mobridge: 111 (2006) Mobridge: 43 (1915)
Pierre: 111 (2006) Pierre: 46 (1971)
Sisseton: 105 (1975) Sisseton: 44 (1904)
Timber Lake: 108 (2006) Timber Lake: 40 (1971)
Watertown: 105 (1933) Watertown: 41 (1928)
Wheaton: 108 (1917) Wheaton: 45 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.35" (1955)
Kennebec: 0.83" (2004)
Mobridge: 0.58" (2002)
Pierre: 0.80" (1986)
Sisseton: 1.60" (1942)
Timber Lake: 1.20" (1983)
Watertown: 2.45" (1953)
Wheaton: 1.28" (1918)


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