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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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November 3, 2003:

Heavy snow fell across the area. Snowfall of 6 to 9 inches fell across Big Stone County in Minnesota, with nine inches in Ortonville. Heavy snow of up to eight inches fell across Grant County in South Dakota. Six inches fell at Big Stone City and 8 inches fell at Milbank. Heavy snow also fell from the early morning to around noon across parts of central South Dakota. Six inches of snow fell at Kennebec, Fort Thompson, Gann Valley, and Miller.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1903) Aberdeen: 1 (1991)
Kennebec: 76 (1917) Kennebec: 1 (1928)
Mobridge: 73 (1916) Mobridge: -1 (1991)
Pierre: 72 (1978) Pierre: 2 (1991)
Sisseton: 76 (1978) Sisseton: 8 (1995)
Timber Lake: 70 (1949) Timber Lake: -7 (1935)
Watertown: 73 (1978) Watertown: 2 (1951)
Wheaton: 76 (1978) Wheaton: 7 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.45" (1896) Aberdeen: 3.8" (1936)
Kennebec: 0.40" (2003) Kennebec: 6.0" (2003)
Mobridge: 0.15" (1935) Mobridge: 3.0" (1935)
Pierre: 0.44" (1983) Pierre: 2.0" (2003)
Sisseton: 0.22" (1983) Sisseton: 3.0" (1936)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (2003) Timber Lake: 4.0" (2003)
Watertown: 0.68" (1983) Watertown: 3.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 0.46" (1938) Wheaton: 2.0" (1926)


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