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 21 April 1887 → Prescott, KS was directly hit by an F4 tornado, resulting in 12 fatalities and 80 homes destroyed. The tornado was part of a family of tornadoes that reduced farms to kindling along a 60 mile path from Anderson County, KS to Bates County, MO. It was one of the most expensive tornado disasters of the 19th Century.
 21 April 1967Tornadoes ravaged northern Illinois. An F4 occurring at 3:50 pm in Belvidere left 24 dead and 500 injured. Seven people were killed at a shopping center, and at least 13 were killed at Belvidere High School. Another F4 at 5:24 pm left 33 dead and 500 injured. This funnel hit Palos Hills, Oak Lawn, Hometown, and Evergreen Park southwest of Chicago.
 21 April 2002 → An F3 tornado struck Wayne County, IL with winds as high as 200mph. Incredibly, only one life was lost.

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October 22, 1992:

Record heat occurred on this date in late October in 1992. Temperatures rose into the upper 70s to the mid 80s across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. The record highs were 79 degrees at Mobridge and Timber Lake, 80 degrees at Sisseton, 82 degrees at Aberdeen, 83 degrees at Wheaton, and 85 degrees at Pierre. Although not a record high, Kennebec rose to 87 degrees on this date in 1992.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 82 (1992) Aberdeen: 8 (1895)
Kennebec: 88 (1915) Kennebec: 12 (1937)
Mobridge: 79 (1992) Mobridge: 16 (1937)
Pierre: 85 (1992) Pierre: 18 (1981)
Sisseton: 80 (1992) Sisseton: 13 (1936)
Timber Lake: 79 (1992) Timber Lake: 5 (1936)
Watertown: 77 (1989) Watertown: 13 (1936)
Wheaton: 83 (1992) Wheaton: 16 (1976)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.70" (1918) Aberdeen: 3.1" (1995)
Kennebec: 0.78" (1957) Kennebec: 6.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1985) Mobridge: 1.7" (2002)
Pierre: 0.49" (1957) Pierre: 3.5" (2002)
Sisseton: 0.54" (2008) Sisseton: 1.0" (2002)
Timber Lake: 1.00" (1914) Timber Lake: 4.0" (2002)
Watertown: 1.15" (2004) Watertown: 3.0" (2002)
Wheaton: 0.97" (2004) Wheaton: 1.5" (1951)


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