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 21 April 1887 → Prescott, KS was directly hit by an F4 tornado, resulting in 12 fatalities and 80 homes destroyed. The tornado was part of a family of tornadoes that reduced farms to kindling along a 60 mile path from Anderson County, KS to Bates County, MO. It was one of the most expensive tornado disasters of the 19th Century.
 21 April 1967Tornadoes ravaged northern Illinois. An F4 occurring at 3:50 pm in Belvidere left 24 dead and 500 injured. Seven people were killed at a shopping center, and at least 13 were killed at Belvidere High School. Another F4 at 5:24 pm left 33 dead and 500 injured. This funnel hit Palos Hills, Oak Lawn, Hometown, and Evergreen Park southwest of Chicago.
 21 April 2002 → An F3 tornado struck Wayne County, IL with winds as high as 200mph. Incredibly, only one life was lost.

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March 29, 1982:

An early season Tornado briefly touched down at Swett, South Dakota (11 miles west of Martin). The tornado overturned and heavily damaged a mobile home. One person was slightly injured and another barely escaped injury, as he left the trailer just seconds before the storm struck.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 78 (1986) Aberdeen: -9 (1969)
Kennebec: 87 (1943) Kennebec: -10 (1965)
Mobridge: 76 (1967) Mobridge: -5 (1964)
Pierre: 80 (1946) Pierre: -7 (1965)
Sisseton: 80 (1986) Sisseton: -5 (1969)
Timber Lake: 79 (1967) Timber Lake: -7 (1965)
Watertown: 76 (1967) Watertown: -12 (1969)
Wheaton: 79 (1986) Wheaton: -11 (1969)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.16" (1998) Aberdeen: 9.0" (1924)
Kennebec: 1.70" (2007) Kennebec: 4.0" (1980)
Mobridge: 0.96" (1977) Mobridge: 7.7" (1977)
Pierre: 1.48" (1998) Pierre: 5.5" (1934)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1937) Sisseton: 6.0" (1900)
Timber Lake: 1.53" (1977) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1977)
Watertown: 1.95" (1924) Watertown: 14.0" (1924)
Wheaton: 0.75" (1924) Wheaton: 6.0" (1924)


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