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 21 December 1944 → The Battle of the Bulge lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. By this time Germany was clearly losing World War II and Hitler was hoping to regain advantage if the attack would occur in bad weather to prevent the Allied Air Forces from being effective. As the Americans occupied the strategic position of Bastogne, the German army surrounded the city. However because of bad weather, planes were unable to fly and provide supplies by air drop to the American Forces. On December 29 the weather finally cleared up and much needed supplies were received. The Americans then launched a counteroffensive, but soldiers had to fight the cold and snow as well.
 21 December 1967 → The City Hall and a large portion of the business district of Potosi, MO was destroyed by an F4 tornado. There were 52 injuries and 3 deaths.

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May 19, 1982:

With the ground in the Black Hills already saturated from heavy rains the previous week, developing thunderstorms were not a welcome sight. The thunderstorms produced additional heavy rains including 3.58 inches at Spearfish, 3.32 inches at Cheyenne Crossing, and 0.82 of an inch in twelve minutes at Hot Springs. With Flash Flood Warnings in effect for much of the area water came out of the banks of many streams causing widespread damage in the Hills. A diversion Dam broke at Spearfish causing a mud slide to cover some roads. In Deadwood the main water line broke leaving the city temporarily without water. Homes were evacuated at Nisland, Hot Springs, and Bridger. Damage throughout the Black Hills included washed out bridges, flooded basements, several breached dams, and roads completely washed away.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1932) Aberdeen: 28 (2002)
Kennebec: 99 (1925) Kennebec: 24 (1895)
Mobridge: 101 (1992) Mobridge: 26 (1915)
Pierre: 102 (1992) Pierre: 33 (2002)
Sisseton: 98 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (2002)
Timber Lake: 98 (1992) Timber Lake: 30 (1915)
Watertown: 93 (1934) Watertown: 28 (2002)
Wheaton: 92 (1992) Wheaton: 32 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.07" (1918)
Kennebec: 0.82" (1990)
Mobridge: 0.70" (1912)
Pierre: 2.42" (1921)
Sisseton: 0.78" (1990)
Timber Lake: 1.93" (2013)
Watertown: 1.00" (1918)
Wheaton: 1.36" (1918)


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