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 21 October 1934 → A severe windstorm lashed the Pacific Northwest coast. In Washington, 22 deaths were reported and $1.7 million in damage was done, mainly to timber. Winds reached 87 mph at North Head, and waves reached 20 feet high on Puget Sound.
 21 October 1975 → Carlton Fisk made history on this day because of a walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series, after it had been postponed by rain for three days.
 21 October 1997 → The World Series game in Cleveland between the Indians and the Florida Marlins featured showers and very chilly weather for baseball: temperatures in the 40s with 25 mph winds. Florida won the game 14 to 11. The next day the two teams played in Cleveland again, with snow showers and temperatures only in the 30s. That time Cleveland won 10-3.

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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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