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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 20, 1965:

A tornado hit north of Frederick. A barn and all outbuildings were destroyed on one farm. Windows exploded outward at the house. The tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 5 miles.

May 20, 1974:

Softball size hail fell in Kennebec, breaking many windows in the schools and other buildings.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 96 (1934) Aberdeen: 23 (1907)
Kennebec: 100 (1925) Kennebec: 24 (1895)
Mobridge: 95 (1934) Mobridge: 26 (2003)
Pierre: 94 (1934) Pierre: 27 (2002)
Sisseton: 97 (1934) Sisseton: 30 (2002)
Timber Lake: 92 (1992) Timber Lake: 27 (2003)
Watertown: 96 (1934) Watertown: 26 (1907)
Wheaton: 92 (2009) Wheaton: 30 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.53" (1974)
Kennebec: 1.55" (1917)
Mobridge: 1.27" (1917)
Pierre: 1.51" (1994)
Sisseton: 1.22" (1957)
Timber Lake: 1.23" (1987)
Watertown: 1.32" (1957) Watertown: Trace (1931)
Wheaton: 0.53" (1927)


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