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 21 August 1883 → What was likely an F5 tornado devastated the north side of Rochester, MN. The tornado derailed a train and leveled farms. 40 people were killed.
 21 August 1888 → A "grand spectacle" of four waterspouts near Jacobson, MD overturned boats and moved ashore. 15 people were injured. Another tornado moved east-northeast near Still Pond, MD killing 10 people in a cannery. A total of 11 deaths and 40 injuries were reported from this tornado.
 21 August 1918 → Tyler, MN suffered a direct hit by an F4 tornado. Six hundred buildings were damaged or destroyed and 36 lives were taken, including three when the town's hospital was struck.
 21 August 1984 → The State Fair in Pueblo, CO had to be closed during a vicious hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, including one seriously.

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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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