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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 20, 1982:

A winter storm dropped 10-20 inches of heavy wet snow across the northern two-thirds of South Dakota. Five persons were killed and eight others injured in indirect accidents. Downed power lines caused isolated power outages. A half dozen newborn calves died of exposure near Lemmon in Perkins County. In addition, 5% of the pheasant population in Brown, Edmunds and Faulk Counties were killed. The weight of the snow collapsed a canopy of a grocery store in McLaughlin, Corson County, tearing out part of the brick front and breaking windows in the store.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1910) Aberdeen: -6 (1965)
Kennebec: 83 (1907) Kennebec: -13 (1965)
Mobridge: 85 (1911) Mobridge: -10 (1965)
Pierre: 76 (1939) Pierre: -9 (1965)
Sisseton: 65 (1934) Sisseton: -5 (1986)
Timber Lake: 74 (2007) Timber Lake: -14 (1965)
Watertown: 71 (1911) Watertown: -7 (1986)
Wheaton: 76 (2012) Wheaton: 0 (1965)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.75" (2008) Aberdeen: 4.9" (2008)
Kennebec: 0.55" (1991) Kennebec: 3.0" (1977)
Mobridge: 0.38" (2008) Mobridge: 3.5" (2008)
Pierre: 0.61" (1987) Pierre: 2.2" (1955)
Sisseton: 1.09" (1982) Sisseton: 10.0" (1982)
Timber Lake: 0.70" (1915) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1982)
Watertown: 0.59" (1972) Watertown: 1.8" (1967)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1964) Wheaton: 5.5" (1964)


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