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 24 April 1880 → An F5 (estimated) tornado struck Christian County, IL, causing farms to vanish. Between 6 and 11 people were killed, with some bodies carried for half a mile.
 24 April 1908 → Tornadoes in the Southeast claimed the lives of 310 people. An F4 tornado at Amite, LA may have been two miles wide and killed 29 people in town. That tornado was part of a tornado family that was on the ground for 155 miles and took 143 lives. At Purvis, MS 55 people were killed and 143 of the town's 150 buildings were destroyed.
 24 April 1980 → Three of eight helicopters were damaged in a sandstorm during a failed attempt to rescue 52 American hostages held in Iran. The hostages were later released on January 20, 1981.
 24 April 2010 → An EF4 tornado stayed on the ground for an amazing 149 miles from northeast Louisiana through north central Mississippi, devastating Yazoo City, MS and killing ten people. The tornado was up to 1.75 miles wide.

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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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