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June 30, 1991:

Thunderstorms dropped over 2 inches of rain over Brown, Marshall, and Roberts County. The rain washed out many county roads and flooded low lying areas. Several streets were impassable in Aberdeen. Officially, Aberdeen recorded 1.91 inches of rain.

June 30, 1992:

An F2 tornado lifted a roof off a house 18 miles east of Pierre. A barn was destroyed and power lines and tress were downed. Also, an estimated wind gust of 61 mph was observed 5 miles west of Miller.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1931) Aberdeen: 38 (1918)
Kennebec: 107 (2002) Kennebec: 42 (1918)
Mobridge: 102 (1931) Mobridge: 41 (1918)
Pierre: 103 (1980) Pierre: 47 (1987)
Sisseton: 99 (1963) Sisseton: 45 (1959)
Timber Lake: 104 (2002) Timber Lake: 42 (1995)
Watertown: 102 (1931) Watertown: 41 (1918)
Wheaton: 104 (1931) Wheaton: 40 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.83" (1978)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1988)
Mobridge: 1.40" (1988)
Pierre: 1.91" (1988)
Sisseton: 2.88" (1938)
Timber Lake: 3.75" (1988)
Watertown: 1.28" (1992)
Wheaton: 3.98" (1938)


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