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 29 November 1803 → Christian Andreas Doppler, who identified the Doppler Effect, was born in Salzburg, Austria.
 29 November 1992 → The most intense tornado recorded in Australia was an F4 which occurred at Bucca, Queensland. Nine homes were extensively damaged or destroyed, but no one was seriously injured. Four inch hail was also associated with this storm.
 29 November 1998 → The morning low in Rochester, MN of 54 degrees was actually higher than the previous record high for the date. The temperature would reach 62 degrees during the day, smashing the old record of 53.

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October 1, 1971:

A rare October tornado touched down in Sully County. This short lived tornado damaged a ranch home and large barn, 6 miles WSW of Onida.

October 1, 2012:

A drought continued to intensify and expand across parts of central and northeast South Dakota through October, resulting in severe to exceptional drought conditions. Many locations continued the trend of recording well below normal precipitation totals for the month. Exceptional drought conditions expanded into Stanley, Jones and southern Lyman counties. Extreme drought conditions spread into southern Dewey, Sully, Hughes, Lyman, Jones, southwest Hyde, Hamlin, Codington, Grant and Deuel counties. Severe drought conditions spread into Corson, Dewey, northwest Hyde, Hand, Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, Brown, eastern Clark and southern Roberts counties.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1922) Aberdeen: 21 (1974)
Kennebec: 96 (1953) Kennebec: 20 (1958)
Mobridge: 95 (1953) Mobridge: 23 (1936)
Pierre: 96 (1953) Pierre: 25 (2003)
Sisseton: 90 (1992) Sisseton: 22 (2003)
Timber Lake: 94 (1953) Timber Lake: 22 (1985)
Watertown: 91 (1951) Watertown: 20 (2003)
Wheaton: 91 (1992) Wheaton: 27 (2003)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1894)
Kennebec: 2.16" (2004)
Mobridge: 0.81" (1971) Mobridge: 2.3" (1999)
Pierre: 0.82" (1977) Pierre: 3.9" (1999)
Sisseton: 2.32" (2009)
Timber Lake: 0.75" (1977) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1999)
Watertown: 1.47" (2009)
Wheaton: 0.58" (2009)


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