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 12 July 1950 → The U.S. Weather Bureau lifted its self-imposed ban on using the word "tornado" in forecasts.
 12 July 1984 → A golfer in Tucson, AZ was killed as he was struck by lightning, even though it was not raining within 3 miles of where he was.
 12 July 1984 → A severe thunderstorm moved across Germany and pounded Munich with hail. For 20 minutes hail averaged 2 inches in diameter, but hail stones up to five and half inches fell. The hailstorm caused damage to 700,000 homes and 200,000 cars, estimated at more than $1 billion. It is the most expensive natural catastrophe to ever occur in Germany.

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October 10, 1928:

The temperature reached 90 degrees at Minneapolis, Minnesota their latest such reading on record.

October 10, 1982:

October 8th through October 10th, 1982 record amounts of snow piled up in the northern Black Hills. Not only was the storm a record breaker because it came so early in the season, it was a record snowfall producer for anytime of year. Amounts of three to six feet were common across the northern hills. On October 9th, 1982 thirty-two inches of snow buried Lead. The thirty-two inches that day is the most on record for a 24 hour period in South Dakota. Lead's three day storm total of 55.3 inches is the largest single storm total on record in South Dakota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1910) Aberdeen: 10 (1919)
Kennebec: 96 (1928) Kennebec: 10 (1919)
Mobridge: 92 (1955) Mobridge: 20 (1987)
Pierre: 93 (1955) Pierre: 19 (1987)
Sisseton: 95 (1955) Sisseton: 13 (1935)
Timber Lake: 90 (1955) Timber Lake: 14 (1987)
Watertown: 86 (1910) Watertown: 14 (1935)
Wheaton: 90 (1928) Wheaton: 20 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.95" (1949)
Kennebec: 1.58" (1949)
Mobridge: 1.62" (1949)
Pierre: 1.78" (1949) Pierre: 0.9" (1977)
Sisseton: 1.17" (1961)
Timber Lake: 1.73" (1949)
Watertown: 1.10" (1961) Watertown: 0.5" (1977)
Wheaton: 0.82" (1997) Wheaton: 0.8" (2009)


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