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 29 March 1848 → An ice dam on Lake Erie near Buffalo, NY stopped the flow of water over Niagara Falls for 30 hours.
 29 March 1935 → A severe duststorm blanketed Amarillo, TX, for 84 hours. During one six hour period the visibility was near zero.
 29 March 2000 → A boater was killed by softball sized hail on Lake Worth, TX.

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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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