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 23 August 2000 → Super Typhoon Bilis crossed Taiwan killing 14 people and injuring 80. The torrential rains caused mudslides, which trapped 18 people. The typhoon had sustained winds of 143 mph. The typhoon weakened somewhat over Taiwan before continuing on and hitting China. 282 buildings were destroyed in Beijing and an additional 57 people were killed.

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March 3, 1994:

The melting of a very high snowpack resulted in flooding along the James river, as well as other lowlands and farmland. Widespread problems included damaged roads, washed out culverts, and flood damage to homes, especially basement flooding.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 73 (1905) Aberdeen: -15 (1916)
Kennebec: 79 (1974) Kennebec: -18 (1960)
Mobridge: 67 (2000) Mobridge: -22 (1916)
Pierre: 70 (2000) Pierre: -11 (1960)
Sisseton: 70 (1905) Sisseton: -10 (2002)
Timber Lake: 64 (2000) Timber Lake: -19 (1917)
Watertown: 65 (1894) Watertown: -20 (1916)
Wheaton: 64 (2000) Wheaton: -10 (1917)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.78" (1985) Aberdeen: 9.1" (1985)
Kennebec: 0.45" (1985) Kennebec: 8.0" (1989)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1966) Mobridge: 8.9" (1966)
Pierre: 0.67" (1997) Pierre: 6.7" (1997)
Sisseton: 1.09" (1977) Sisseton: 9.0" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.80" (1966) Timber Lake: 10.0" (1966)
Watertown: 1.15" (1985) Watertown: 12.0" (1985)
Wheaton: 1.04" (1970) Wheaton: 15.0" (1951)


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