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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 26, 1977:

During an early morning severe weather event, hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter fell 1 mile NE of Watertown in Codington County. In addition, hail up to 1.50 inches in diameter fell in Milbank, Grant County.

March 26, 1995:

Heavy snow fell over most of central South Dakota, as well as in the northern Black Hills. Heavier accumulations included 14 inches at Murdo, 13 inches at Lead, and 12 inches at Eureka, Leola, and Buskala Ranch. Only a few traffic accidents were reported, although many other vehicles slid into ditches. There was some damage to power lines and poles. Some livestock losses were feared, as the snow fell during the calving season, although this could not be assessed in the short term.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 76 (1905) Aberdeen: -13 (1964)
Kennebec: 82 (2012) Kennebec: -19 (1894)
Mobridge: 72 (2004) Mobridge: -7 (1996)
Pierre: 79 (1993) Pierre: -3 (1964)
Sisseton: 71 (1968) Sisseton: -12 (1996)
Timber Lake: 77 (2007) Timber Lake: -10 (1913)
Watertown: 70 (1991) Watertown: -6 (1964)
Wheaton: 69 (1925) Wheaton: -11 (1996)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (1942) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1942)
Kennebec: 0.75" (1931) Kennebec: 8.0" (1983)
Mobridge: 0.83" (1950) Mobridge: 4.0" (1942)
Pierre: 1.18" (1950) Pierre: 5.0" (1942)
Sisseton: 2.65" (1942) Sisseton: 3.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.80" (1942) Timber Lake: 8.0" (1931)
Watertown: 1.04" (1995) Watertown: 4.6" (1975)
Wheaton: 1.45" (1920) Wheaton: 3.0" (1921)


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