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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
 23 July 2003 → Betsy the Giraffe was killed when struck by lightning at the Disney Animal Kingdom. The animals are usually brought into shelter during severe weather, but this storm came with too little warning.
 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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June 7, 1901:

Leola reported a low of 24 degrees, the lowest temperature in the state for the entire month.

June 7, 1982:

A house in Sunshine Acres, north of Pierre was struck by lightning and the interior was completely destroyed by the ensuing fire. One person received minor buns. Over two inches of rain fell in Pierre causing Capital Lake to rise four feet. Water and mud flooded the State Maintenance Building.

June 7, 1993:

A large F3 tornado destroyed a farmstead 9 miles southwest of Tulare. The tornado twisted the house on its foundation, virtually destroying it. This storm also destroyed a barn, 3 steel bins, 3 granaries, and 2 hog houses. Ten hogs were killed. At least three more tornadoes damaged several farms in the Tulare and Redfield areas. A tornado hit one farm northwest of Tulare causing about 65,000 dollars in damage. Another tornado damaged a farm 5 miles west of Redfield.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1959) Aberdeen: 28 (1901)
Kennebec: 97 (1987) Kennebec: 32 (1924)
Mobridge: 97 (1988) Mobridge: 32 (1915)
Pierre: 98 (1959) Pierre: 41 (1998)
Sisseton: 95 (1959) Sisseton: 31 (1901)
Timber Lake: 98 (1914) Timber Lake: 35 (1915)
Watertown: 95 (1952) Watertown: 25 (1897)
Wheaton: 97 (1952) Wheaton: 39 (1949)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1925)
Kennebec: 1.82" (1993)
Mobridge: 2.06" (1968)
Pierre: 3.11" (1968)
Sisseton: 2.49" (1934)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1968)
Watertown: 1.25" (1934)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1986)


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