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 17 April 1922 → Seven tornadoes caused death and destruction along parts of a 210 mile swath from north of Ogden, IL to Allen County, OH, killing 16 people. There were three F2s, two F3s, and two F4s. A post card, picked up in Madison County, IN was found 124 miles away near Mount Cory, OH.
 17 April 1935 → A hailstone reportedly 8" in diameter hit near Ponca City, OK.
 17 April 1952 → Massive flooding throughout the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest reached its peak. Large portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Iowa were inundated. At Sioux City, IA the Missouri River raced by at 30 mph filled with telephone poles, trees, furniture, and other debris from upstream. In the Omaha/Council Bluffs area 30,000 people were evacuated. At St Paul, MN the Mississippi hit a record high and forced 7000 people from their homes.
 17 April 1953 → A storm containing hail, ice, snow, sleet, and rain battered Oklahoma, with 10,000 claims turned into insurance companies.
 17 April 2004 → A 182-day long streak of no measurable rain began in San Diego, CA. The streak ended on October 17.

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March 10, 2005:

High winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts to near 70 mph occurred across all of central and northeast South Dakota from early morning to early evening. The high winds overturned a semi truck near Mound City; knocked a large branch down onto a pickup truck in Selby; blew a glass door off a store in Clark; tore a sign down in Aberdeen; and ripped the roof off a mobile home in South Shore.

March 10, 2009:

A strong low pressure system tracking across the panhandle of Oklahoma into the Great Lakes region produced moderate to heavy snow across west central Minnesota and across much of north central South Dakota from the morning of the 10th to the early morning of the 11th. Strong north to northwest winds gusting to 45 mph resulted in blizzard conditions. Travel became difficult, if not, impossible across the area. Interstate 29 between Watertown and the North Dakota border was closed for several hours. Several minor accidents occurred along with some injuries. Snowfall amounts included; 3 inches at Browns Valley, Milbank and Ortonville; 6 inches at Wheaton, Britton, Pollock, Roy Lake, and White Rock Dam; 7 inches in Eureka, Webster, Westport, and near Hosmer; 8 inches 6 miles southeast of McIntosh; 9 inches in Artas; and 10 inches in McLaughlin.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 68 (1911) Aberdeen: -24 (1948)
Kennebec: 77 (2012) Kennebec: -13 (1948)
Mobridge: 70 (1911) Mobridge: -22 (1948)
Pierre: 74 (2012) Pierre: -13 (1948)
Sisseton: 58 (2012) Sisseton: -22 (1948)
Timber Lake: 75 (2012) Timber Lake: -25 (1948)
Watertown: 61 (2012) Watertown: -24 (1948)
Wheaton: 55 (1920) Wheaton: -10 (1979)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.01" (1894) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1904)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1956) Kennebec: 12.0" (1956)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1978) Mobridge: 3.3" (2010)
Pierre: 0.32" (1956) Pierre: 3.2" (1956)
Sisseton: 0.42" (2010) Sisseton: 4.0" (1914)
Timber Lake: 0.23" (1978) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1960)
Watertown: 0.32" (2010) Watertown: 3.0" (2009)
Wheaton: 0.18" (1986) Wheaton: 1.0" (1993)


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