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 23 July 1946 → Eight homes were damaged when an F1 tornado hit the northwest edge of Concord, NH. A boy was killed when a shed collapsed.
 23 July 2003 → Betsy the Giraffe was killed when struck by lightning at the Disney Animal Kingdom. The animals are usually brought into shelter during severe weather, but this storm came with too little warning.
 23 July 2010 → The U.S.'s largest (by diameter) and heaviest hailstone on record fell on Vivian, SD. The stone was 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.9 pounds. The person who found the stone reported that some melting had occurred before the official measurement was taken.

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October 15, 1987:

Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34 degrees at Montgomery, Alambama was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 34 degrees at Parkersburg West Virginia marked their third straight morning of record cold.

October 15, 1992:

Snow fell throughout the day across the north central and northwest part of the state with 2 to 7 inches occurring.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1958) Aberdeen: 18 (1992)
Kennebec: 94 (1958) Kennebec: 20 (1970)
Mobridge: 87 (1958) Mobridge: 24 (1970)
Pierre: 90 (1965) Pierre: 23 (1976)
Sisseton: 90 (1958) Sisseton: 10 (1937)
Timber Lake: 85 (1964) Timber Lake: 20 (1966)
Watertown: 88 (1958) Watertown: 19 (1992)
Wheaton: 89 (1958) Wheaton: 20 (1992)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.61" (1957) Aberdeen: 1.2" (1992)
Kennebec: 1.02" (1911)
Mobridge: 1.86" (1980) Mobridge: 2.3" (1992)
Pierre: 2.39" (1980)
Sisseton: 1.50" (1998) Sisseton: 1.2" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1980) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1992)
Watertown: 2.20" (1899) Watertown: 0.1" (1992)
Wheaton: 1.70" (1984) Wheaton: 1.0" (1985)


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