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 23 November 1981 → Normally England sees about thirty tornadoes a year. However, on this date 105 twisters tore across the country over a space of five hours. The strongest was an F2. It remains Europe's largest outbreak.
 23 November 1992 → Alta, UT was buried under 45 inches of snow in 24 hours.
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June 27, 1894:

Three people were injured as a tornado destroyed a home 5 miles north of Houghton. Lumber on a wagon was scattered for over a mile. This tornado was estimated to be an F2. Also, a second F2 tornado formed south of Aberdeen and moved northeast and went near Randolph, to beyond Bath. Several barns and two homes were destroyed along the narrow path. Three other small funnels were seen to touch down. Another tornado with estimated F2 strength moved ENE from northeast of St. Lawrence to Bonilla and Hitchcock. At least one home was destroyed. One person was killed in the destruction of her home, north of Wessington. An estimated F2 tornado hit 2 miles south of Henry. At least two small homes were totally blown away. There was another possible tornado 12 miles north of Henry. Numerous tornadoes continued into Minnesota.

June 27, 1928:

This long lived estimated F2 tornado moved southeast from 7 miles west of Faulkton, passing north and east of Orient. Buildings were damaged on nine farms. One home near Orient was riddled with timbers from a nearby grain elevator. This tornado was estimated to travel a distance of 40 miles. Estimated loss of property was $90,000.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1936) Aberdeen: 43 (1907)
Kennebec: 109 (1931) Kennebec: 36 (1914)
Mobridge: 106 (1936) Mobridge: 45 (1911)
Pierre: 103 (1990) Pierre: 46 (1976)
Sisseton: 99 (1936) Sisseton: 44 (1985)
Timber Lake: 108 (1936) Timber Lake: 44 (1993)
Watertown: 103 (1931) Watertown: 38 (1925)
Wheaton: 98 (1931) Wheaton: 39 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.12" (1942)
Kennebec: 2.35" (1980)
Mobridge: 1.47" (1952)
Pierre: 1.12" (1955)
Sisseton: 1.16" (1939)
Timber Lake: 1.74" (1944)
Watertown: 1.22" (1952)
Wheaton: 5.55" (1959)


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