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 19 April 1775 → The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place in clear, crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.
 19 April 1968 → An F4 tornado struck Sebastian County, AR leaving 14 dead and 270 injured. Much of Greenwood was reduced to a sea of rubble.
 19 April 1976 → An F5 tornado swept a frame home away near Brownwood, TX. The owner had sought refuge in the bathtub, and he and the bathtub were all that remained after the tornado blew the house away. Several children caught in the open were blown nearly three quarters of a mile. Several hangars and planes were destroyed at the town's airport.

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October 17, 1984:

A snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours at Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of Magna, located ten miles west of Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow at all. The storm was responsible for a fifty vehicle pile-up along Interstate 15 near Farmington UT.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1910) Aberdeen: 15 (1976)
Kennebec: 89 (1940) Kennebec: 10 (1922)
Mobridge: 85 (1914) Mobridge: 12 (1948)
Pierre: 83 (1945) Pierre: 15 (1948)
Sisseton: 86 (1945) Sisseton: 12 (1976)
Timber Lake: 82 (1945) Timber Lake: 9 (1948)
Watertown: 85 (1910) Watertown: 14 (1976)
Wheaton: 82 (1961) Wheaton: 13 (1952)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.17" (1998) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1905)
Kennebec: 0.68" (2007)
Mobridge: 0.62" (1994) Mobridge: 1.0" (1990)
Pierre: 0.94" (2007) Pierre: 2.3" (1990)
Sisseton: 1.67" (1998) Sisseton: 5.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.47" (1998) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1990)
Watertown: 1.19" (1968) Watertown: 5.0" (1905)
Wheaton: 1.75" (1996)


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