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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 22, 1916:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 4 miles east of Willow Lakes to east of Vienna. A farmhouse was picked up and thrown into a granary. A boy was smothered to death by grains as a barn collapsed on him, one mile south of Vienna.

June 22, 1996:

From the morning through the late afternoon hours, several supercell thunderstorms moved southeast along a strong warm front from eastern Corson County to southwest Deuel County. These storms produced several tornados, large hail, very heavy rains, and damaging winds. Hail up to the size of baseballs and winds gusting to 70 mph damaged and destroyed thousands of acres of crops, broke windows in homes, buildings, and vehicles. Many roofs were damaged and trees were downed from near Mobridge to Redfield to Toronto. The most extensive crop, building, and tree damage was around the areas of Redfield, Vienna, Naples, Hazel, Bryant, Henry, Lake Norden, Castlewood, Estelline, and Toronto all south of Highway 212. The hail swaths of destruction were as much as 10 miles wide in places. Some farmers said you could not tell what was planted because the crops were completely destroyed. Hail piles of one to two feet were reported in some places. Also, most of the area from Redfield to Toronto received one to three inches of rain which caused some flooding problems.

June 22, 2003:

A hailstone measured 7 inches in diameter and 18.75 inches in circumference, both setting a new record. This massive hailstone fell in the town of Aurora, Nebraska. The previous record hailstone fell in Coffeyville, Kansas on September 3, 1970 with a diameter of 5.7 inched and a circumference of 17.5 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1911) Aberdeen: 39 (1905)
Kennebec: 107 (1988) Kennebec: 42 (1942)
Mobridge: 104 (1911) Mobridge: 40 (1942)
Pierre: 104 (1937) Pierre: 42 (1942)
Sisseton: 101 (1988) Sisseton: 36 (1905)
Timber Lake: 99 (1933) Timber Lake: 39 (1942)
Watertown: 99 (1988) Watertown: 34 (1902)
Wheaton: 99 (1988) Wheaton: 42 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.40" (1931)
Kennebec: 1.19" (1964)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1931)
Pierre: 1.28" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.87" (1948)
Timber Lake: 1.48" (1995)
Watertown: 1.89" (1948)
Wheaton: 1.23" (1990)


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