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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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May 9, 1999:

Heavy rains of two to five inches fell in Lyman County during the late evening hours which caused flash flooding on Medicine Creek. The KOA Campgrounds near Kennebec were flooded including the main facility. Several roads were also flooded and damaged along Medicine Creek. Storm total rainfall in Kennebec was 3.40 inches. Also, a weak F0 tornado touched down briefly three miles south of Reliance with no damage reported. Winds gusting to 70 mph knocked over a 4000 bushel holding bin. This damage was reported 6 miles north of Revillo.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1911) Aberdeen: 21 (1966)
Kennebec: 98 (1916) Kennebec: 23 (1966)
Mobridge: 99 (1934) Mobridge: 25 (1966)
Pierre: 93 (1934) Pierre: 28 (1966)
Sisseton: 90 (1992) Sisseton: 25 (1945)
Timber Lake: 92 (1916) Timber Lake: 23 (1945)
Watertown: 93 (1928) Watertown: 19 (1966)
Wheaton: 91 (1928) Wheaton: 21 (1925)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.68" (1927) Aberdeen: 0.4" (1979)
Kennebec: 0.88" (1931)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1982) Mobridge: 0.7" (1979)
Pierre: 1.94" (1927) Pierre: 0.3" (1979)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1905) Sisseton: 0.5" (1905)
Timber Lake: 0.86" (1986)
Watertown: 0.87" (1986) Watertown: 1.0" (1979)
Wheaton: 1.10" (1988)


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