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 13 July 1924 → The northern half of Augusta, KS suffered $2,000,000 in damage as an F2 tornado swept through. Three hundred oil drilling rigs outside of town were destroyed.
 13 July 1951 → After very wet weather in June, 8 to 16 inches of additional rain fell on Kansas from July 9 through today, resulting in catastrophic flooding along the Kansas River and her tributaries. In many cases river stages were unknown because the river rose far above the height of any gauge, but some crests were believed to be as much as 9 feet above the former record heights. At the apex of the disaster on the 13th 40,000 people were displaced and nearly two million acres of land were under water in northern Kansas and northwest Missouri.
 13 July 1977 → Four lightning strikes knocked out a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County, NY, plunging New York City into darkness for much of the night. The power company received much criticism for the blackout, while the power company said it was an act of God.
 13 July 1980 → Afternoon highs of 108 degrees at Memphis, TN, 108 degrees at Macon, GA, and 105 degrees at Atlanta, GA, established all-time records for those three cities. The high of 110 degrees at Newington, GA, was just two degrees shy of the state record.
 13 July 2000 → A deadly F3 tornado struck the Green Acres Campground near Pine Lake, Alberta killing 11 people.
 13 July 2005 → The warmest temperature ever recorded in Greenland, 78 degrees, was measured at Tasiilaq.

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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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