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September 2, 1962:

From 315 to 445 pm, hail fell in and around the Mobridge area. The hail ranged from 1 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter. The ground was covered up to 3 inches deep with drifts of 2-3 feet. At this time, the storm was one of the worst in recent history for damage.

September 2, 1983:

A tornado touched down in the late afternoon 3 miles west and 1 mile south of Polo in Hand county damaging buildings, machinery, and trees. The roof of a hog house was torn off and the north side of the building was destroyed. A haybuster was overturned. A barn was pulled several inches off of its foundation and numerous trees were destroyed. At a nearby farm, two outbuildings were destroyed, with two cows injured along with two calves killed.

September 2, 1985:

Intense thunderstorms moved from south central South Dakota to northeast South Dakota during the evening. Winds gusted to 60 to 70 mph over the area. Southwest of Presho, three small buildings were destroyed and barns were damaged. Power lines and other property were damaged near Vayland, Miller, Wessington, Wolsey, Kimball, White Lake, Armour, and Castlewood. Large hail caused considerable damage to crops.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1983) Aberdeen: 35 (1896)
Kennebec: 108 (1983) Kennebec: 39 (1974)
Mobridge: 99 (1971) Mobridge: 39 (1974)
Pierre: 108 (1983) Pierre: 40 (1974)
Sisseton: 100 (1939) Sisseton: 38 (1974)
Timber Lake: 102 (1971) Timber Lake: 35 (1974)
Watertown: 98 (1929) Watertown: 36 (1974)
Wheaton: 102 (1929) Wheaton: 38 (1974)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.56" (1973)
Kennebec: 1.52" (1999)
Mobridge: 2.65" (1962)
Pierre: 2.74" (1999)
Sisseton: 0.87" (2006)
Timber Lake: 1.23" (1973)
Watertown: 1.37" (1985)
Wheaton: 3.30" (2006)


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