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October 14, 1981:

Four days of heavy rain across northern Texas and southern Oklahoma came to an end. The heaviest rains fell in a band from southwest of Abilene TX to McAlester OK, with up to 26 inches reported north of Gainesville, in north central Texas. The heavy rains were the result of decaying Hurricane Norma, which also spawned thirteen tornadoes across the region. Seven deaths were attributed to the flooding.

October 14, 1984:

Dense fog contributed to a 118 vehicle accident on I-94, just south of Milwaukee WI. It was the seventh day of an eight day stretch of dense fog. At the time of the accident the visibility was reportedly close to zero.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 89 (1906) Aberdeen: 10 (1937)
Kennebec: 91 (1933) Kennebec: 14 (1937)
Mobridge: 86 (1933) Mobridge: 13 (1937)
Pierre: 90 (1962) Pierre: 20 (1937)
Sisseton: 90 (1933) Sisseton: 12 (1937)
Timber Lake: 83 (1964) Timber Lake: 11 (1937)
Watertown: 89 (1933) Watertown: 10 (1937)
Wheaton: 88 (1962) Wheaton: 22 (2009)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.51" (1966)
Kennebec: 1.05" (2007)
Mobridge: 0.19" (2009)
Pierre: 0.42" (2007)
Sisseton: 1.28" (1966) Sisseton: 0.2" (2009)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (2009)
Watertown: 1.57" (1984)
Wheaton: 1.20" (1966)


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