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 30 August 1776 → General George Washington took advantage of a heavy fog to evacuate Long Island, NY after a defeat. Adverse winds kept the British fleet from intervening. The move saved the Continental Army to fight another day.
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May 30, 1899:

An estimated F3 tornado moved northeast from 2 miles west of Laurel, Nebraska and across the west edge of Elk Point, South Dakota. At least two homes were destroyed in Nebraska. The tornado then struck three farms in South Dakota, destroying 16 buildings on one of them. One man was injured as he knelt over his wife and child.

May 30, 1998:

An F4 tornado moved through southeast South Dakota, killing 6 people and injuring another 150. The tornado crossed into McCook County at approximately 7:38 pm, CST and moved through downtown Spencer at approximately 7:39 pm, CST. The total cost of damage was more than $18 million with an additional half million in crop damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 110 (1934) Aberdeen: 27 (1947)
Kennebec: 107 (1934) Kennebec: 28 (1947)
Mobridge: 105 (1934) Mobridge: 33 (2012)
Pierre: 103 (1934) Pierre: 32 (1947)
Sisseton: 113 (1934) Sisseton: 33 (1947)
Timber Lake: 98 (1939) Timber Lake: 31 (1947)
Watertown: 106 (1934) Watertown: 31 (1947)
Wheaton: 93 (2002) Wheaton: 34 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.35" (1899)
Kennebec: 2.88" (1919)
Mobridge: 3.24" (1943)
Pierre: 1.25" (1918)
Sisseton: 1.25" (1951)
Timber Lake: 1.73" (1943)
Watertown: 2.00" (1959)
Wheaton: 1.90" (1985)


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