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 22 July 1890 → An F4 tornado near Taunton, MN leveled houses and carried chickens for over two miles.
 22 July 1918 → A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks in the Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to another.
 22 July 1993 → During the Great Flood of 1993, levees near Kaskaskia, IL ruptured, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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June 3, 1898:

A violent windstorm passed over Aberdeen between 1 am and 2 am. Damage was confined to awnings, roofs of buildings, and plate glass windows.

June 3, 1933:

This estimated F2 tornado moved ENE from 6 miles southwest of Wilmot, passing 3 miles south of town and dissipating at Big Stone Lake. A child was killed in a barn. Roof, barn, and church debris was scattered for miles, and over a dozen farms were heavily damaged. This tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 15 miles. Estimated loss from this storm totaled $100,000.

June 3, 1997:

Very heavy rains of 2 to 4 inches through the early morning hours resulted in the flooding of some roads, fields, and creeks across parts of Jones and Lyman counties. In particular, the KOA campgrounds near Presho were heavily flooded. The KOA office and home had three and a half feet of water in them. Also, several homes near or in Presho received water and were heavily damaged. The Medicine and Stoney Butte creeks set all time record highs.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1964)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 33 (1998)
Mobridge: 96 (2006) Mobridge: 33 (1950)
Pierre: 98 (1968) Pierre: 34 (1998)
Sisseton: 96 (1968) Sisseton: 36 (1990)
Timber Lake: 97 (1968) Timber Lake: 32 (1950)
Watertown: 95 (1968) Watertown: 33 (1985)
Wheaton: 95 (1968) Wheaton: 33 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.10" (1895)
Kennebec: 3.22" (1997)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1986)
Pierre: 2.60" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.90" (1904)
Timber Lake: 1.20" (1915)
Watertown: 1.20" (1956)
Wheaton: 5.40" (1944)


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