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May 10, 1982:

An F3 tornado was first sighted six miles west of Tintah, Minnesota. The tornado moved into the town of Tintah and then northeastward, dissipating north of Wendell. Two farms sites were damaged west of Tintah. Nearly one dozen farm buildings were destroyed and 50 cows were killed. Hail as large as softballs preceded the tornado into Tintah where there was extensive damage. A school and church received heavy damage, two railroad cars were overturned, homes and grain buildings were damaged and utility poles and trees were up rooted.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1987) Aberdeen: 20 (1981)
Kennebec: 93 (1900) Kennebec: 15 (1981)
Mobridge: 91 (1987) Mobridge: 22 (1945)
Pierre: 91 (1985) Pierre: 24 (1981)
Sisseton: 92 (1987) Sisseton: 22 (1981)
Timber Lake: 88 (1987) Timber Lake: 20 (1945)
Watertown: 90 (1987) Watertown: 21 (1981)
Wheaton: 90 (1985) Wheaton: 23 (1981)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 2.80" (1905) Aberdeen: 0.5" (1979)
Kennebec: 3.40" (1999) Kennebec: 1.0" (1979)
Mobridge: 0.86" (1956) Mobridge: 2.5" (1979)
Pierre: 0.92" (2010)
Sisseton: 2.67" (1905)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1999) Timber Lake: 1.0" (1979)
Watertown: 1.27" (1936) Watertown: 1.0" (1966)
Wheaton: 4.27" (1920)


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