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June 9, 1957:

Southwest of Faulkton, one of four funnel clouds finally touched down and cut an erratic path to the northeast. One home was reduced to, as quoted, matchsticks and tidbits. The tornado strength was estimated as F3.

June 9, 1968:

A short lived F2 tornado moved northeast from 6 miles northeast of Britton. Barns were destroyed, and trees were uprooted on three farms. Two cars were picked up and thrown into a ditch. One person in a car was hospitalized. Damage was estimated at $150,000 to property and another $80,000 to crops.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 33 (1915)
Kennebec: 103 (2000) Kennebec: 34 (1915)
Mobridge: 97 (1956) Mobridge: 39 (1928)
Pierre: 102 (1976) Pierre: 39 (1989)
Sisseton: 98 (1976) Sisseton: 35 (1989)
Timber Lake: 102 (1918) Timber Lake: 35 (1915)
Watertown: 97 (1933) Watertown: 30 (1915)
Wheaton: 96 (1976) Wheaton: 31 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.13" (1938)
Kennebec: 1.72" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.51" (1968)
Pierre: 3.33" (1971)
Sisseton: 1.53" (1963)
Timber Lake: 1.13" (1984)
Watertown: 1.12" (2005)
Wheaton: 3.44" (1939)


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