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 21 August 1883 → What was likely an F5 tornado devastated the north side of Rochester, MN. The tornado derailed a train and leveled farms. 40 people were killed.
 21 August 1888 → A "grand spectacle" of four waterspouts near Jacobson, MD overturned boats and moved ashore. 15 people were injured. Another tornado moved east-northeast near Still Pond, MD killing 10 people in a cannery. A total of 11 deaths and 40 injuries were reported from this tornado.
 21 August 1918 → Tyler, MN suffered a direct hit by an F4 tornado. Six hundred buildings were damaged or destroyed and 36 lives were taken, including three when the town's hospital was struck.
 21 August 1984 → The State Fair in Pueblo, CO had to be closed during a vicious hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, including one seriously.

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September 9, 1961:

A young girl in Bullhead in Corson County was killed by lightning in the afternoon while walking on the highway and her younger brother was slightly injured.

September 9, 1983:

High winds from the late evening into the early morning hours of the 10th blew through east central South Dakota damaging crops, downing hundreds of trees, breaking windows, damaging roofs and buildings, downing power poles and damaging vehicles. Gusts to 75 mph in Huron moved a semi trailer one-half block. Scattered power outages of up to 24 hours were reported in numerous areas as branches fell across power and telephone lines. Thirty power poles were downed in Kingsbury county alone. Corn, beans, and sunflowers suffered extensive damage in many areas with up to 50 percent losses reported. Gusts up to 90 mph were reported at Lake Poinsett, Lake Norden, and Estelline where roofs and shingles were ripped from buildings and numerous windows were broken. At Lake Poinsett, extensive damage was done to boats, docks, and automobiles. Several grain bins were also damaged or destroyed by the high winds.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1931) Aberdeen: 26 (1898)
Kennebec: 110 (1904) Kennebec: 31 (1943)
Mobridge: 105 (1931) Mobridge: 30 (1943)
Pierre: 102 (1994) Pierre: 35 (1943)
Sisseton: 99 (1952) Sisseton: 37 (2008)
Timber Lake: 106 (1931) Timber Lake: 30 (1943)
Watertown: 103 (1931) Watertown: 27 (1898)
Wheaton: 100 (1959) Wheaton: 36 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.56" (1970)
Kennebec: 1.90" (2002)
Mobridge: 2.10" (1927)
Pierre: 1.91" (2002)
Sisseton: 1.36" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.10" (1927)
Watertown: 0.88" (1947)
Wheaton: 1.35" (1954)


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