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 21 August 1883 → What was likely an F5 tornado devastated the north side of Rochester, MN. The tornado derailed a train and leveled farms. 40 people were killed.
 21 August 1888 → A "grand spectacle" of four waterspouts near Jacobson, MD overturned boats and moved ashore. 15 people were injured. Another tornado moved east-northeast near Still Pond, MD killing 10 people in a cannery. A total of 11 deaths and 40 injuries were reported from this tornado.
 21 August 1918 → Tyler, MN suffered a direct hit by an F4 tornado. Six hundred buildings were damaged or destroyed and 36 lives were taken, including three when the town's hospital was struck.
 21 August 1984 → The State Fair in Pueblo, CO had to be closed during a vicious hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, including one seriously.

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November 15, 1988:

A mixture of sleet, freezing rain and snow fell from north central South Dakota into west central Minnesota before changing over to all snow by the afternoon of the 15th. Snow continued across Minnesota during the morning hours on the 16th, along with increasing winds. The strong winds and snow created near zero visibilities due to blowing snow in northwest and west central Minnesota. A 60 mph wind gust was recorded in Morris, MN. Snow and blowing snow blocked roads, caused power outages and closed schools. Snow in many locations accumulated over a sheet of ice that coated roads from preceding rainfall.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 72 (1953) Aberdeen: -8 (1900)
Kennebec: 78 (1953) Kennebec: -3 (1916)
Mobridge: 76 (1953) Mobridge: -5 (1955)
Pierre: 74 (1953) Pierre: -2 (1955)
Sisseton: 74 (1953) Sisseton: -3 (1932)
Timber Lake: 73 (1953) Timber Lake: -7 (1932)
Watertown: 71 (1953) Watertown: -5 (1932)
Wheaton: 71 (1953) Wheaton: -7 (1932)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.67" (1947) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1947)
Kennebec: 0.92" (1957) Kennebec: 4.0" (1956)
Mobridge: 0.40" (1958) Mobridge: 2.0" (1988)
Pierre: 0.50" (1957) Pierre: 2.8" (1988)
Sisseton: 0.80" (1947) Sisseton: 6.0" (1947)
Timber Lake: 0.48" (1958) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1911)
Watertown: 0.33" (1947) Watertown: 4.9" (1947)
Wheaton: 0.50" (1947) Wheaton: 4.5" (1926)"


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