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 19 December 1948 → A snowstorm struck Philadelphia during an NFL game at Shibe Park between the Eagles and the Chicago Cardinals. The game started 30 minutes late, in part because the players had to be recruited to help remove the hay and snow-laden tarp. The goal posts were not visible from the 50-yard line in the driving snow. The Eagles won, 7-0. Seven inches of snow fell during the game according to official NWS records.
 19 December 2006 → Vancouver, British Columbia's Stanley Park lost more than 1,000 trees after a series of storms battered the West Coast with near-hurricane force winds. One fallen hemlock tree was estimated to be more than 200 years old.

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September 10, 1961:

In Webster between 1 and 2 am, a large farm implement was destroyed by a lightning-caused fire. Many implements, three cars, two trucks, as well as merchandise, were lost. Nearby buildings suffered damage from fire. The heavy rain was helpful in reducing the spread of the fire.

September 10, 1975:

Large hail up to the size of 2 inches in diameter damaged many acres of corn, flax, and millet fields during the evening. The area between Volga and Brookings received the most serious damage.

September 10, 1988:

Lightning started fires in Todd county southwest of Mission that burned nearly 14,000 acres of grassland and 4000 acres of timber. The damages were more than 60,000 dollars.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1931) Aberdeen: 27 (1898)
Kennebec: 106 (1931) Kennebec: 28 (1922)
Mobridge: 103 (1931) Mobridge: 33 (1943)
Pierre: 104 (1998) Pierre: 36 (1959)
Sisseton: 96 (1952) Sisseton: 33 (1955)
Timber Lake: 100 (1998) Timber Lake: 30 (1940)
Watertown: 104 (1931) Watertown: 26 (1898)
Wheaton: 108 (1931) Wheaton: 31 (1917)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.35" (1916)
Kennebec: 1.08" (1934)
Mobridge: 1.14" (1979)
Pierre: 1.11" (1934)
Sisseton: 1.04" (1961)
Timber Lake: 0.54" (2003)
Watertown: 2.02" (1933)
Wheaton: 1.23" (2010)


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