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 24 July 1928 → Wahluke, WA hit a high temperature of 118 degrees, which set the record high for the state. The record would be tied in 1961.
 24 July 1930 → An EF5 tornado ripped through Treviso and Udine in Italy, just northeast of Venice. It claimed 22 lives.
 24 July 1965 → Middlesboro, KY recorded 4.70" of rain in just two hours. An amazing total of 8.44" of rain fell on this date, making it Middlesboro's wettest day on record, beating the second wettest day on record by nearly three and a half inches. Yellow Creek left its banks and did about $100,000 (1965) damage in Middlesboro.
 24 July 1994 → A dust storm near Moses Lake, WA caused a three vehicle accident, resulting in 1 death and 14 injuries.

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September 17, 1969:

In the late afternoon 16 miles east of Pierre in Hughes County, 60 mph wind driven penny size hail damaged crops and buildings in the area. Unofficial amounts of 5 to 6 inches of rain also occurred with the storms.

September 17, 1975:

Heavy rain and hail fell in the Pierre area during the night flooding streets and some basements. Power lines were downed by the strong winds. The damage estimate was in excess of 100,000 dollars.

September 17, 2000:

Lightning started a grassfire in western Stanley County in the early morning hours of the 17th. With the extremely dry and windy conditions, the fire quickly spread and consumed 25,000 acres of grassland before it was brought under control. Smoke from the fire was seen from 40 miles away. The fire also destroyed six outbuildings and an old unoccupied farmhouse. Some roads had to be closed due to the fire and smoke. Several electrical poles were also burned. Many residents were notified of possible evacuations. The fire was finally put out in the early morning hours of the 18th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1955) Aberdeen: 28 (1903)
Kennebec: 101 (1955) Kennebec: 24 (1903)
Mobridge: 96 (1989) Mobridge: 32 (1930)
Pierre: 104 (2000) Pierre: 34 (1981)
Sisseton: 96 (1955) Sisseton: 28 (1900)
Timber Lake: 96 (1989) Timber Lake: 31 (1965)
Watertown: 93 (1988) Watertown: 24 (1900)
Wheaton: 94 (1955) Wheaton: 26 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.50" (1967)
Kennebec: 0.81" (1950)
Mobridge: 2.25" (1977)
Pierre: 1.94" (1969)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.70" (1967)
Watertown: 1.07" (1942)
Wheaton: 1.50" (2006) Wheaton: Trace (1918)


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