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 22 September 1810 → Fernhill Heath, England, was struck by what was probably Europe's widest tornado, with some reports saying the twister was nearly a mile across. Modern analysis suggests it was an EF4.
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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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