This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 31 July 1861 → The world record for one-year rainfall was set: 1,042 inches at Cherrapunji, India.
 31 July 1964 → Country singer "Gentleman Jim" Reeves flew his single-engine Beechcraft plane into a thunderstorm near Brentwood, TN. The plane crashed, killing Reeves and his manager. Reeves was 40 years old at the time of the crash.
 31 July 1976 → A stationary thunderstorm produced more than 10 inches of rain which funneled into the narrow Thompson River Canyon of northeastern Colorado. A mass of water 20 feet high and traveling at 50 mph wreaked a 25 mile path of destruction from Estes Park to Loveland. 144 people were killed, mostly in vehicles. Ten miles of U.S. Highway 34 were totally destroyed.
 31 July 1993 → Alabama finished its hottest July on record since 1879, while receiving less than half the normal rainfall. Meanwhile, the Great Flood of 1993 was reaching its peak in the Midwest and was eventually responsible for 48 deaths and $23.1 billion in damage.

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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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