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 20 September 1845 → The "Great Adirondack Tornado," really a family of up to 4 tornadoes, traversed an incredible 275 miles, tearing down many thousands of trees across northern New York and northern Vermont. The damage path from the tornadoes and associated downburst winds was up to a mile and a half wide. Hailstones were as big as hens' eggs.
 20 September 1987 → A vivid rainbow was seen at Fort Simpson, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, during a visit by Pope John Paul II.

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May 28, 1934:

Watertown recorded a high temperature of 102 degrees, which is the earliest yearly date when Watertown reached 100 degrees.

May 28, 1965:

Low temperatures were mostly for the mid to upper 20s across a broad area. The low temperatures set back some crops and caused light damage to others. Some low temperatures around the area include; 26 degrees in Andover; 27 in Ipswich; 28 in Britton, Leola and McLaughlin; and 29 in Clear Lake, Eureka, Gettysburg, and Pierre.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1934) Aberdeen: 30 (1965)
Kennebec: 108 (1934) Kennebec: 29 (1965)
Mobridge: 108 (1934) Mobridge: 28 (1947)
Pierre: 105 (1934) Pierre: 29 (1965)
Sisseton: 110 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (1965)
Timber Lake: 100 (1943) Timber Lake: 30 (1965)
Watertown: 102 (1934) Watertown: 31 (1965)
Wheaton: 97 (1969) Wheaton: 30 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1899)
Kennebec: 2.30" (1970)
Mobridge: 1.57" (1973)
Pierre: 2.43" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.25" (1981)
Timber Lake: 1.14" (1931)
Watertown: 1.40" (1972)
Wheaton: 2.35" (1956)


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