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 21 October 1934 → A severe windstorm lashed the Pacific Northwest coast. In Washington, 22 deaths were reported and $1.7 million in damage was done, mainly to timber. Winds reached 87 mph at North Head, and waves reached 20 feet high on Puget Sound.
 21 October 1975 → Carlton Fisk made history on this day because of a walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series, after it had been postponed by rain for three days.
 21 October 1997 → The World Series game in Cleveland between the Indians and the Florida Marlins featured showers and very chilly weather for baseball: temperatures in the 40s with 25 mph winds. Florida won the game 14 to 11. The next day the two teams played in Cleveland again, with snow showers and temperatures only in the 30s. That time Cleveland won 10-3.

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June 12, 1924:

A tornado moved southeast from the southwestern edge of Lake Kampeska, passing southwest of Watertown. Two barns were destroyed and 20 smaller farm buildings were heavily damaged. This tornado was estimated to have F2 strength.

June 12, 1983:

Lightning struck and killed two cows near Miller. Lightning also struck a home six miles north of Aberdeen, breaking a ceramic statue, and blow out light bulbs. Another home in Aberdeen was struck by lightning, rupturing a gas line and starting the house on fire. Also, heavy rains up to seven inches fall around the area. Some storm total rainfall amounts include; 2.00 inches at 2NW of Stephan; 2.40 inches in Miller; 3.03 at 4 miles west of Mellette; and 6.30 inches in Orient.

June 12, 1994:

In Hand County, a thunderstorm caused an estimated 3 million dollars in crop damage. Hail, the largest being baseball size, was reported in drifts of three to four feet high. About 70 thousand acres of cropland and pastures were completely destroyed. Pheasants, ducks were killed by the hail and many cattle injured. Many windows were broken in homes, holes were punched in mobile homes, damaged occurred to contents of homes from hail which entered through windows, and many vehicles were extensively damaged.

June 12, 2013:

A line of thunderstorms moving northeast across the region brought damaging wind gusts from 60 to 80 mph to parts of central and northeast South Dakota. Many branches along with several trees were downed. Some buildings were also damaged with a couple buildings destroyed. A cabin on the east shore of the Missouri River and north-northwest of Pierre was destroyed by an estimated eighty mph wind. A hundred foot by seventy-five foot storage building was flattened south of Doland in Spink County. Tractors and planters and other equipment in the building were damaged.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1956) Aberdeen: 37 (2012)
Kennebec: 105 (1956) Kennebec: 38 (1969)
Mobridge: 98 (1952) Mobridge: 40 (1947)
Pierre: 104 (1956) Pierre: 39 (1969)
Sisseton: 97 (1976) Sisseton: 40 (2012)
Timber Lake: 100 (1952) Timber Lake: 39 (1985)
Watertown: 98 (1956) Watertown: 36 (1897)
Wheaton: 98 (1956) Wheaton: 39 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.25" (1915)
Kennebec: 2.58" (1937)
Mobridge: 3.47" (1915)
Pierre: 1.47" (1977)
Sisseton: 2.43" (1937)
Timber Lake: 2.50" (1928)
Watertown: 1.15" (1932)
Wheaton: 1.31" (2008)


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