This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 24 April 1880 → An F5 (estimated) tornado struck Christian County, IL, causing farms to vanish. Between 6 and 11 people were killed, with some bodies carried for half a mile.
 24 April 1908 → Tornadoes in the Southeast claimed the lives of 310 people. An F4 tornado at Amite, LA may have been two miles wide and killed 29 people in town. That tornado was part of a tornado family that was on the ground for 155 miles and took 143 lives. At Purvis, MS 55 people were killed and 143 of the town's 150 buildings were destroyed.
 24 April 1980 → Three of eight helicopters were damaged in a sandstorm during a failed attempt to rescue 52 American hostages held in Iran. The hostages were later released on January 20, 1981.
 24 April 2010 → An EF4 tornado stayed on the ground for an amazing 149 miles from northeast Louisiana through north central Mississippi, devastating Yazoo City, MS and killing ten people. The tornado was up to 1.75 miles wide.

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June 28, 1961:

This F2 tornado skipped ESE from about 5 miles south of Eureka to Lake Mina. About twelve farm buildings were destroyed. A house was damaged when a small shed was smashed against it in Hillsview. The storm struck north of Roscoe where a barn was unroofed. A stock water tank was blown over one mile away. A second F2 tornado struck west of Hoven. On one farm, a barn and five small buildings were destroyed, although grain bin nearby was untouched. Another farm, across the road, lost four buildings including a house. The Langford area of Marshall County was struck by an EF2 tornado shortly after 8:00 pm. An estimated 15 to 20 farm buildings were demolished or heavily damaged and a store in town was partially unroofed.

June 28, 1982:

An estimated thunderstorm wind gust up to 94 mph knocked down trees and caused minor structural damage to several homes just west of Wheaton, Minnesota.

June 28, 1990:

KDIO radio in Ortonville, Minnesota, clocked thunderstorm winds of 80 to 85 mph for several minutes as a thunderstorm passed. There were reports of numerous trees downed and scattered power outages in Ortonville.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 112 (1931) Aberdeen: 40 (1951)
Kennebec: 112 (1931) Kennebec: 39 (1951)
Mobridge: 110 (1931) Mobridge: 43 (1951)
Pierre: 108 (1936) Pierre: 42 (1951)
Sisseton: 98 (1961) Sisseton: 44 (1957)
Timber Lake: 107 (2002) Timber Lake: 42 (1951)
Watertown: 107 (1931) Watertown: 41 (1923)
Wheaton: 106 (1931) Wheaton: 39 (1923)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1915)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1965)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1941)
Pierre: 1.19" (1992)
Sisseton: 1.96" (1952)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1952)
Watertown: 1.65" (1939)
Wheaton: 1.24" (1952)


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