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 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
 1 February 2011 → An immense blizzard dropped as much as two feet of snow from Tulsa through southwest Missouri, northeast Missouri, central Illinois, northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, to Lower Michigan. The northern suburbs of Chicago received 21 inches, and the Chicago lakefront recorded 70 mph winds!

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June 18, 1964:

A tornado moved from SSW to NNE damaging three farmsteads between Hoven to 8 NNW of Bowdle. This tornado was estimate to have F2 strength. An estimated five inches of rain fell in three hours near Bowdle causing soil erosion just before the tornado hit. Another storm moved from south to north and intensified as it moved northward. Winds were estimated between 50 and 100 mph. The greatest damage was in McPherson County where it was estimated 2 million dollars in crop damage occurred. Heavy rain was also observed on this day. Some storm total rain fall includes; 6.73 inches in Eureka, 4.28 in Roscoe, 3.75 in Leola, 2.68 in Shelby, 2.45 in Britton, and 2.31 inches in Ipswich.

June 18, 1991:

Large hail up to 2 inches in diameter broke windows, and produced widespread tree damage in Watertown and vicinity. Extensive damage was caused to surrounding soybean and corn fields. Approximately 25,000 acres of crops were destroyed. Thunderstorm winds of 55 mph uprooted trees and downed power lines primarily on the Revillo area. Trees fell on cars and an apartment complex was damaged.

June 18, 1998:

Heavy rain of 3 to 4 inches fell during the late evening and early morning hours across part of eastern Faulk county in the Faulkton, Miranda, Orient, and Cresbard area. Several roads were flooded with some being closed. Officially, 2.94 inches of rain fell in Faulkton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1933) Aberdeen: 38 (1902)
Kennebec: 105 (1933) Kennebec: 33 (1902)
Mobridge: 109 (1933) Mobridge: 41 (2004)
Pierre: 103 (1988) Pierre: 40 (1976)
Sisseton: 104 (1933) Sisseton: 41 (1976)
Timber Lake: 106 (1933) Timber Lake: 38 (2004)
Watertown: 100 (1933) Watertown: 30 (1908)
Wheaton: 96 (1988) Wheaton: 40 (1926)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1908)
Kennebec: 1.33" (1946)
Mobridge: 3.10" (1964)
Pierre: 2.69" (1967)
Sisseton: 1.97" (1948)
Timber Lake: 2.55" (1998)
Watertown: 1.53" (1972)
Wheaton: 1.81" (1948)


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