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 20 April 1920 → Tornadoes struck Mississippi and Alabama, killing 219 people. One F4 touched down in eastern Mississippi and then stayed on the ground for 130 miles, tearing through Marion, Franklin, and Colbert Counties in Alabama. Another F4 destroyed homes in the communities of Gurley and Brownsboro.
 20 April 1990 → Lightning struck a building housing a fish farm in Arkansas, killing 10,000 pounds of fish.

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May 26, 1983:

Unofficial rain fall of up to 5 inches caused widespread flooding of basements and streets in and near Aberdeen. The storm total rain fall officially at the Aberdeen airport was 1.72 inches.

May 26, 1985:

Hail of unknown diameter was five inches deep, 1 mile north of Rosholt. Some hail remained on the ground until the following morning.

May 26, 1992:

A widespread frost and hard freeze hit most of South Dakota except portions of the southeast causing up to $14 million in potential crop losses to growing corn, soybeans, wheat, and other crops. Some low temperatures include; 23 degrees 12 miles SSW of Harrold; 26 at one mile west of Highmore and 23 north of Highmore; 27 in Kennebec; and 28 degrees 1 NW of Faulkton and at Redfield.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1900) Aberdeen: 30 (1992)
Kennebec: 97 (1914) Kennebec: 27 (1992)
Mobridge: 98 (2006) Mobridge: 32 (1947)
Pierre: 96 (2006) Pierre: 29 (1992)
Sisseton: 94 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (1932)
Timber Lake: 95 (2006) Timber Lake: 28 (1992)
Watertown: 91 (1911) Watertown: 30 (1971)
Wheaton: 90 (1966) Wheaton: 32 (1971)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.40" (1906)
Kennebec: 1.30" (1918)
Mobridge: 2.35" (1932)
Pierre: 1.81" (1955)
Sisseton: 1.06" (1943)
Timber Lake: 2.00" (1973) Timber Lake: 1.0" (1918)
Watertown: 0.98" (1939)
Wheaton: 0.79" (1939)


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