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 13 July 1924 → The northern half of Augusta, KS suffered $2,000,000 in damage as an F2 tornado swept through. Three hundred oil drilling rigs outside of town were destroyed.
 13 July 1951 → After very wet weather in June, 8 to 16 inches of additional rain fell on Kansas from July 9 through today, resulting in catastrophic flooding along the Kansas River and her tributaries. In many cases river stages were unknown because the river rose far above the height of any gauge, but some crests were believed to be as much as 9 feet above the former record heights. At the apex of the disaster on the 13th 40,000 people were displaced and nearly two million acres of land were under water in northern Kansas and northwest Missouri.
 13 July 1977 → Four lightning strikes knocked out a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County, NY, plunging New York City into darkness for much of the night. The power company received much criticism for the blackout, while the power company said it was an act of God.
 13 July 1980 → Afternoon highs of 108 degrees at Memphis, TN, 108 degrees at Macon, GA, and 105 degrees at Atlanta, GA, established all-time records for those three cities. The high of 110 degrees at Newington, GA, was just two degrees shy of the state record.
 13 July 2000 → A deadly F3 tornado struck the Green Acres Campground near Pine Lake, Alberta killing 11 people.
 13 July 2005 → The warmest temperature ever recorded in Greenland, 78 degrees, was measured at Tasiilaq.

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October 11, 1987:

More than thirty cities in the Upper Midwest reported record low temperatures for the date, including Waterloo IA and Scottsbluff NE where the mercury dipped to 16 degrees. Tropical Storm Floyd brought heavy rain to southern Florida, moisture from Hurricane Ramon produced heavy rain in southern California, and heavy snow blanketed the mountains of New York State and Vermont.

October 11, 1989:

Much of the nation enjoyed "Indian Summer" type weather. Nine cities in the central U.S. reported record highs for the date as temperatures warmed into the 80s and 90s. Record highs included 90 degrees at Grand Island NE and 97 degrees at Waco TX. Strong winds along a cold front crossing the Northern High Plains Region gusted to 80 mph at Ames Monument WY during the early morning.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 89 (1910) Aberdeen: 16 (1935)
Kennebec: 97 (1910) Kennebec: 14 (1896)
Mobridge: 90 (1943) Mobridge: 19 (1946)
Pierre: 88 (1943) Pierre: 16 (2009)
Sisseton: 84 (1974) Sisseton: 15 (1935)
Timber Lake: 88 (1943) Timber Lake: 14 (2009)
Watertown: 88 (1934) Watertown: 20 (1959)
Wheaton: 87 (1995) Wheaton: 20 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.38" (1961) Aberdeen: 0.2" (2009)
Kennebec: 1.30" (1973)
Mobridge: 1.43" (1973) Mobridge: 1.2" (2009)
Pierre: 1.73" (1973) Pierre: 0.5" (2009)
Sisseton: 0.76" (1947)
Timber Lake: 1.15" (1947)
Watertown: 0.65" (2003) Watertown: 0.5" (2006)
Wheaton: 0.70" (1997) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.