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 2 October 1894 → What was likely an F3 tornado ripped apart several blocks of Little Rock, AR as it tore right through downtown. The funnel passed over or very near the Weather Bureau office at 8:28pm, providing a rare look at how barometric pressure behaves in a tornado. The office's instrument shelter was blown away and windows shattered. Debris from the upper floor of a nearby building showered down on the observer's office.
 2 October 1898 → A hurricane striking the Georgia coast washed away Campbell Island. Jekyll Island had a storm surge of 19 feet. It is estimated that this storm was a category 3 or 4 hurricane with winds around 130 mph.

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March 1, 1970:

Freezing rain and drizzle impacted much of South Dakota on March 1, 1970. Ice accumulation up to 1/8 of an inch thick was reported in Rapid City, with heavier amounts reported in the northwestern part of the state. Some utility lines were broken, but there was no extensive line damage. In addition, some schools were closed due to iced roads.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 73 (1992) Aberdeen: -29 (1962)
Kennebec: 77 (1974) Kennebec: -23 (2009)
Mobridge: 71 (1992) Mobridge: -26 (1919)
Pierre: 75 (1974) Pierre: -18 (2009)
Sisseton: 70 (1992) Sisseton: -29 (1962)
Timber Lake: 70 (1974) Timber Lake: -25 (1962)
Watertown: 66 (1992) Watertown: -19 (2009)
Wheaton: 69 (1992) Wheaton: -22 (1962)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.36" (1976) Aberdeen: 3.7" (1976)
Kennebec: 0.78" (2004) Kennebec: 5.0" (1958)
Mobridge: 0.35" (2004) Mobridge: 3.5" (2004)
Pierre: 0.47" (2004) Pierre: 4.2" (1958)
Sisseton: 0.66" (2007) Sisseton: 12.0" (2007)
Timber Lake: 0.92" (2004) Timber Lake: 7.5" (1953)
Watertown: 0.49" (2007) Watertown: 5.9" (2007)
Wheaton: 0.75" (1958) Wheaton: 10.5" (1951)


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