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 18 December 1944 → The ships of the US Navy Task Force 38, seven fleet and six light carriers, eight battleships, 15 cruisers, and about 50 destroyers were operating about 300 miles east of Luzon in the Philippine Sea. A small but violent typhoon overtook the task force with relatively little warning. Many of the ships were caught near the center of the storm and buffeted by extreme seas and hurricane force winds. Three destroyers capsized and went down with practically all hands, while a cruiser, five aircraft carriers, and three destroyers suffered serious damage. Approximately 790 men were lost or killed. Fires occurred in three carriers when planes broke loose in their hangars and 146 planes on various ships were lost or damaged beyond economical repair by fires, impact damage, or by being swept overboard.
 18 December 1957 → An unusually late tornado outbreak for the time of year for so far north struck Missouri and Illinois. 18 tornadoes were rated F2 or greater. An F4 ripped through Jackson, Williamson, and Franklin counties in Illinois. Murphysboro was hard hit with 10 people killed. Sunfield, IL vanished completely as an F5 tornado swept it clean.

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June 29, 1927:

This estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from near Claremont, passing along the northwestern edge of Britton. The Claremont area had a $12,000 loss as a large silo was destroyed. A dozen homes had roof damage in Britton.

June 29, 2005:

Heavy rains of three to seven inches fell across far eastern Brown, western and northern Day, and most of Marshall Counties in the early morning and again in the afternoon hours. One location measured five inches of rain in two hours. Many township roads and highways were flooded along with thousands of acres of cropland. Water surrounded several homes resulting in people being rescued. Some of the homes were flooded. Many bridges were damaged and roads and culverts were washed out. In Day County, 30 roads were washed out and 15 bridges needed repairs. Some rainfall amounts include 5.04 inches in Britton, 3.34 at 8N of Columbia, and 2.08 in Aberdeen. Total June rainfall for some locations in Marshall and Day Counties was between 11 and 12 inches. The flooding continued into early July before receding by July 10th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1931) Aberdeen: 42 (1900)
Kennebec: 108 (1963) Kennebec: 40 (1985)
Mobridge: 109 (2002) Mobridge: 43 (1950)
Pierre: 108 (1963) Pierre: 41 (1985)
Sisseton: 100 (1963) Sisseton: 43 (1900)
Timber Lake: 108 (2002) Timber Lake: 40 (1985)
Watertown: 102 (1931) Watertown: 39 (1925)
Wheaton: 103 (1921) Wheaton: 40 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.08" (2005)
Kennebec: 0.82" (1918)
Mobridge: 1.85" (1993)
Pierre: 0.75" (1991)
Sisseton: 3.55" (1971)
Timber Lake: 1.76" (1993)
Watertown: 1.89" (1971)
Wheaton: 2.11" (1916)


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