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 13 July 1924 → The northern half of Augusta, KS suffered $2,000,000 in damage as an F2 tornado swept through. Three hundred oil drilling rigs outside of town were destroyed.
 13 July 1951 → After very wet weather in June, 8 to 16 inches of additional rain fell on Kansas from July 9 through today, resulting in catastrophic flooding along the Kansas River and her tributaries. In many cases river stages were unknown because the river rose far above the height of any gauge, but some crests were believed to be as much as 9 feet above the former record heights. At the apex of the disaster on the 13th 40,000 people were displaced and nearly two million acres of land were under water in northern Kansas and northwest Missouri.
 13 July 1977 → Four lightning strikes knocked out a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County, NY, plunging New York City into darkness for much of the night. The power company received much criticism for the blackout, while the power company said it was an act of God.
 13 July 1980 → Afternoon highs of 108 degrees at Memphis, TN, 108 degrees at Macon, GA, and 105 degrees at Atlanta, GA, established all-time records for those three cities. The high of 110 degrees at Newington, GA, was just two degrees shy of the state record.
 13 July 2000 → A deadly F3 tornado struck the Green Acres Campground near Pine Lake, Alberta killing 11 people.
 13 July 2005 → The warmest temperature ever recorded in Greenland, 78 degrees, was measured at Tasiilaq.

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June 13, 1943:

An estimated F2 tornado moved ENE, destroying a home on the southeastern edge of Highmore. A mother and her five children seeking shelter in the home were injured. Barns and outbuildings were damaged on a dozen farms. This tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 8 miles and caused about $10,000 in damage.

June 13, 1967:

Thunderstorms passed across much of Eastern South Dakota. Unofficial rain fall reported of up to 5 inches and hail up to golf ball size was reported in spotty areas. Winds at the Aberdeen airport hit a peak gust of 71 mph.

June 13, 1991:

A small F1 tornado remained on the ground for 4 miles as it moved westerly from 10 miles west of Roscoe to 6 mile west of Roscoe. The path of the tornado continued for another 5 miles but was not consistently on the ground. It dissipated one mile west of Roscoe. Although the tornado had a long path, its width was 10 yards and traveled through open fields and cause little to no damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1936) Aberdeen: 36 (1942)
Kennebec: 106 (1956) Kennebec: 38 (1942)
Mobridge: 98 (1936) Mobridge: 37 (1942)
Pierre: 102 (1979) Pierre: 38 (1969)
Sisseton: 96 (1936) Sisseton: 37 (1942)
Timber Lake: 101 (1979) Timber Lake: 39 (1969)
Watertown: 96 (1987) Watertown: 34 (1929)
Wheaton: 99 (1987) Wheaton: 38 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (2005)
Kennebec: 1.93" (2007)
Mobridge: 1.48" (1914)
Pierre: 1.36" (1988)
Sisseton: 2.35" (2005)
Timber Lake: 1.65" (1943)
Watertown: 1.85" (1937)
Wheaton: 1.71" (1943)


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