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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
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 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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May 6, 1965:

Six tornadoes struck an 11 county region with the greatest damage southwest and just north of Minneapolis.

May 6, 1988:

High winds produced blowing dust which reduced visibilities to less than one half mile in northeastern South Dakota. Wind gusts of 62 mph were reported at Aberdeen. A small building was destroyed in Gettysburg and a building was damaged near Timber Lake. Winds also blew over a tractor trailer injuring a man in Okaton.

May 6, 1999:

High winds of 35 to 50 mph, gusting to over 60 mph blew across central and north central South Dakota from the early morning to the late evening hours causing some damage. In Pierre, the high winds blew a large tree down and tore loose a piece of the sheet metal cornice atop a downtown building. At the Legion Memorial Park in Mobridge, the high winds knocked the centerfield lights to the ground. In Jones County, a semi tractor trailer was blown over and damaged. The fishing tournament of Lake Oahe had to be postponed as result of the high winds.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1916) Aberdeen: 23 (1931)
Kennebec: 93 (2000) Kennebec: 19 (1931)
Mobridge: 87 (1992) Mobridge: 22 (1929)
Pierre: 89 (1934) Pierre: 24 (1976)
Sisseton: 91 (1934) Sisseton: 22 (1976)
Timber Lake: 87 (2000) Timber Lake: 24 (1989)
Watertown: 89 (1934) Watertown: 17 (1976)
Wheaton: 93 (2000) Wheaton: 14 (1925)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.76" (1895) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1950)
Kennebec: 0.85" (1942)
Mobridge: 1.01" (1930)
Pierre: 1.26" (1932)
Sisseton: 1.74" (1902)
Timber Lake: 1.71" (1983)
Watertown: 1.20" (1968)
Wheaton: 1.45" (2007)


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