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 21 October 1934 → A severe windstorm lashed the Pacific Northwest coast. In Washington, 22 deaths were reported and $1.7 million in damage was done, mainly to timber. Winds reached 87 mph at North Head, and waves reached 20 feet high on Puget Sound.
 21 October 1975 → Carlton Fisk made history on this day because of a walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series, after it had been postponed by rain for three days.
 21 October 1997 → The World Series game in Cleveland between the Indians and the Florida Marlins featured showers and very chilly weather for baseball: temperatures in the 40s with 25 mph winds. Florida won the game 14 to 11. The next day the two teams played in Cleveland again, with snow showers and temperatures only in the 30s. That time Cleveland won 10-3.

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October 5, 1982:

Strong thunderstorms developed across central South Dakota and raced into portions of southwest Minnesota. The storms were prolific lightning producers in South Dakota setting several structures on fire. An electrical substation was damaged near Salem, an elementary school was set ablaze in Aberdeen, and several homes in Sioux Falls were struck as well. One home in Sioux Falls had a hole knocked in a wall by a lightning strike. Numerous fires were also started in southern Minnesota by the same line of storms. Strong thunderstorm winds leveled several buildings, damaged a house, and moved a hog shed off its foundation on three separate farms near Worthington. The winds also turned over railroad cars near Pipestone. Worthington narrowly escaped damage as a small tornado touched down two miles southwest of town and moved southeast. Fortunately, the tornado's damage was confined to trees and crops.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 96 (1963) Aberdeen: 19 (1935)
Kennebec: 99 (1963) Kennebec: 21 (1952)
Mobridge: 94 (1947) Mobridge: 20 (1952)
Pierre: 94 (1947) Pierre: 24 (1952)
Sisseton: 94 (1970) Sisseton: 15 (1935)
Timber Lake: 90 (1949) Timber Lake: 20 (1952)
Watertown: 90 (1963) Watertown: 18 (1935)
Wheaton: 96 (1963) Wheaton: 25 (1988)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.10" (1913)
Kennebec: 1.70" (2009)
Mobridge: 2.44" (1972)
Pierre: 1.52" (1995)
Sisseton: 2.54" (1946)
Timber Lake: 2.17" (1972)
Watertown: 1.13" (1946)
Wheaton: 2.90" (1946)


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