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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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September 7, 1961:

A tornado struck a farm near the Mchperson-Brown county line, or about 10 miles east and 2 miles north of Leola, at around 825 pm cdt. All farm buildings were destroyed including two chicken coops, granary, machine shop, and two trailer homes. The house was pushed about a foot off it's foundation and had windows broken, plaster cracked, and part of the roof ripped. A farm truck and tractor were both blown about 500 feet and demolished. Rain up to 2.5 inches and hail accompanied the storm and caused minor damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1897) Aberdeen: 29 (1895)
Kennebec: 104 (1933) Kennebec: 32 (1895)
Mobridge: 104 (1931) Mobridge: 36 (1949)
Pierre: 101 (2002) Pierre: 35 (1986)
Sisseton: 99 (1978) Sisseton: 35 (1956)
Timber Lake: 105 (1931) Timber Lake: 35 (1986)
Watertown: 101 (1933) Watertown: 34 (1899)
Wheaton: 101 (1931) Wheaton: 38 (1979)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.20" (1903)
Kennebec: 2.18" (1938)
Mobridge: 1.11" (1970)
Pierre: 1.60" (1970)
Sisseton: 1.24" (1992)
Timber Lake: 1.23" (1970)
Watertown: 1.47" (1976)
Wheaton: 2.22" (1964)


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