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 21 December 1944 → The Battle of the Bulge lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. By this time Germany was clearly losing World War II and Hitler was hoping to regain advantage if the attack would occur in bad weather to prevent the Allied Air Forces from being effective. As the Americans occupied the strategic position of Bastogne, the German army surrounded the city. However because of bad weather, planes were unable to fly and provide supplies by air drop to the American Forces. On December 29 the weather finally cleared up and much needed supplies were received. The Americans then launched a counteroffensive, but soldiers had to fight the cold and snow as well.
 21 December 1967 → The City Hall and a large portion of the business district of Potosi, MO was destroyed by an F4 tornado. There were 52 injuries and 3 deaths.

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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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