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October 6, 1994:

During the late afternoon hours, a small tornado traveled for 3 miles along an intermittent path east of Browns Valley damaging several buildings on a local farmstead. Another tornado touched down east of Wilmot, South Dakota in Roberts County. The tornado was on the ground for eight miles and destroyed several small farm buildings, a garage, damaged farm machinery, blew down a grain bin, and uprooted several trees. Several hogs were killed when their shed was destroyed and minor damage was done to some homes. The tornado drove a 6 foot long 1x6 piece of lumber through the center of a large tree limb.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1993) Aberdeen: 19 (2012)
Kennebec: 96 (1993) Kennebec: 15 (2012)
Mobridge: 92 (1993) Mobridge: 22 (2000)
Pierre: 98 (1993) Pierre: 19 (2012)
Sisseton: 92 (1993) Sisseton: 13 (1935)
Timber Lake: 92 (1993) Timber Lake: 17 (2000)
Watertown: 89 (1993) Watertown: 20 (1935)
Wheaton: 93 (1993) Wheaton: 23 (1954)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.25" (1911) Aberdeen: 2.0" (1911)
Kennebec: 0.66" (1962)
Mobridge: 1.39" (1962) Mobridge: Trace (2012)
Pierre: 2.55" (2007) Pierre: 0.4" (1990)
Sisseton: 0.59" (2008) Sisseton: Trace (2012)
Timber Lake: 1.31" (1994) Timber Lake: 0.1" (2009)
Watertown: 1.25" (1911) Watertown: Trace (2012)
Wheaton: 0.82" (1977)


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