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 21 August 1883 → What was likely an F5 tornado devastated the north side of Rochester, MN. The tornado derailed a train and leveled farms. 40 people were killed.
 21 August 1888 → A "grand spectacle" of four waterspouts near Jacobson, MD overturned boats and moved ashore. 15 people were injured. Another tornado moved east-northeast near Still Pond, MD killing 10 people in a cannery. A total of 11 deaths and 40 injuries were reported from this tornado.
 21 August 1918 → Tyler, MN suffered a direct hit by an F4 tornado. Six hundred buildings were damaged or destroyed and 36 lives were taken, including three when the town's hospital was struck.
 21 August 1984 → The State Fair in Pueblo, CO had to be closed during a vicious hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, including one seriously.

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June 8, 1964:

Winds of 50 mph or more were reported over much of the state. Wide spread damage to trees and utility lines. Buildings were damaged in scattered areas. Tornadoes were also observed on this day. The first one touched down in open county 30 miles WSW of Pierre. Another one was near Ridgeview, causing damage to power lines and property of a ranch.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (2000) Aberdeen: 32 (1938)
Kennebec: 106 (2000) Kennebec: 31 (1924)
Mobridge: 93 (1988) Mobridge: 34 (1915)
Pierre: 107 (2000) Pierre: 39 (1937)
Sisseton: 95 (2000) Sisseton: 35 (1937)
Timber Lake: 95 (1988) Timber Lake: 36 (1937)
Watertown: 97 (2000) Watertown: 31 (1900)
Wheaton: 96 (2000) Wheaton: 39 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.40" (1904)
Kennebec: 1.63" (1998)
Mobridge: 1.16" (1975)
Pierre: 2.36" (1998)
Sisseton: 1.51" (1968)
Timber Lake: 1.45" (1932)
Watertown: 1.02" (1999)
Wheaton: 1.52" (1984)


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