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 19 April 1775 → The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place in clear, crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.
 19 April 1968 → An F4 tornado struck Sebastian County, AR leaving 14 dead and 270 injured. Much of Greenwood was reduced to a sea of rubble.
 19 April 1976 → An F5 tornado swept a frame home away near Brownwood, TX. The owner had sought refuge in the bathtub, and he and the bathtub were all that remained after the tornado blew the house away. Several children caught in the open were blown nearly three quarters of a mile. Several hangars and planes were destroyed at the town's airport.

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June 4, 1984:

Heavy rains of up to seven inches caused the Bad River to rise over 23 feet in six hours at Fort Pierre. Flash flooding resulted as a dam, 17 miles west of Fort Pierre gave way and an irrigation dam near town was damaged. Some roads and bridges were covered by water. Many homes had water damage. Strong thunderstorm Winds gusting up to 60 mph downed numerous branches and several signs in Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, and Brown Counties.

June 4, 1991:

Heavy rains of 3 to 7 inches caused street flooding in Harrold. Several county roads in Stanley, Sully, Hughes, and Lyman Counties were closed due to flooding. Some rainfall amounts include 1.83 inches at Oahe Dam; 1.96 inches, 12 miles SSW of Harrold; and 3.20 inches, two miles North of Onaka.

June 4, 1993:

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook a portion of northeast South Dakota but caused no real damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was 22 miles northwest of Morris, Minnesota or 38 miles east of Sisseton and was felt in most of Roberts, Grant, and Deuel Counties. The quake was the first in the area since 1975.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1954)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 35 (1954)
Mobridge: 95 (1939) Mobridge: 37 (1943)
Pierre: 94 (1939) Pierre: 38 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1934) Sisseton: 35 (1945)
Timber Lake: 98 (1914) Timber Lake: 35 (1943)
Watertown: 92 (1933) Watertown: 34 (1951)
Wheaton: 97 (1968) Wheaton: 35 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.67" (1896)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1991)
Mobridge: 3.12" (1942)
Pierre: 1.74" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.68" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.36" (1942)
Watertown: 2.66" (1980)
Wheaton: 1.98" (1980)


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