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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
 23 July 2003 → Betsy the Giraffe was killed when struck by lightning at the Disney Animal Kingdom. The animals are usually brought into shelter during severe weather, but this storm came with too little warning.
 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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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.


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: 1.11" (1950)
Wheaton: 0.58" (2009)


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