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 2 October 1894 → What was likely an F3 tornado ripped apart several blocks of Little Rock, AR as it tore right through downtown. The funnel passed over or very near the Weather Bureau office at 8:28pm, providing a rare look at how barometric pressure behaves in a tornado. The office's instrument shelter was blown away and windows shattered. Debris from the upper floor of a nearby building showered down on the observer's office.
 2 October 1898 → A hurricane striking the Georgia coast washed away Campbell Island. Jekyll Island had a storm surge of 19 feet. It is estimated that this storm was a category 3 or 4 hurricane with winds around 130 mph.

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November 18, 1985:

Snowfall of 3-8 inches fell over western, central and northern South Dakota, with the greatest amount of 8 inches at Huron in Beadle County and White River in Mellette County. Strong winds exceeding 40 mph over the area produced near-blizzard conditions at times, with considerable blowing and drifting snow. Storm total snowfall amounts included; 6.0 inches in Murdo; 5.5 inches at Gettysburg, 5.0 inches near Stephan, in Eureka, and 12SSW of Harrold; and 4.0 inches in McLaughlin.

November 18, 1992:

Three to eleven inches of snow fell in the northeast third of South Dakota and into west central Minnesota from the 18th into the 19th. Storm total snowfall amounts included; 11.0 inches in Browns Valley and near Bryant; 9 inches near Sisseton, Summit and Wheaton MN, 8 inches near Victor and Wilmot; 7.9 inches at Artichoke Lake MN, and 7.0 inches in Clear Lake.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1908) Aberdeen: -13 (1896)
Kennebec: 73 (1908) Kennebec: -1 (1903)
Mobridge: 66 (1949) Mobridge: 0 (1947)
Pierre: 67 (1949) Pierre: 5 (1947)
Sisseton: 67 (1904) Sisseton: -5 (1986)
Timber Lake: 65 (1949) Timber Lake: -3 (1986)
Watertown: 67 (1908) Watertown: -6 (1927)
Wheaton: 67 (1953) Wheaton: 0 (1989)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.15" (1895) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1895)
Kennebec: 0.34" (1952) Kennebec: 2.0" (1985)
Mobridge: 0.21" (1981) Mobridge: 2.1" (1981)
Pierre: 0.23" (1985) Pierre: 2.3" (1985)
Sisseton: 0.97" (1952) Sisseton: 9.0" (1958)
Timber Lake: 0.23" (1985) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1985)
Watertown: 0.33" (1985) Watertown: 2.0" (1958)
Wheaton: 1.27" (1952) Wheaton: 3.5" (1958)"


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