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 29 July 1916 → Lightning ignited a forest fire that burned down the towns of Cochrane and Matheson, Ontario killing 273 people.
 29 July 1981 → Lightning struck a tree then spread across the ground near Vance, NC. The lightning strike killed 50 cows weighing around 800 pounds each.
 29 July 2005 → A hike up Mount Whitney in California turned deadly when the tarp belonging to camping Boy Scouts was struck by lightning. A boy scout and the scout leader were killed.

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September 20, 1970:

In the late afternoon golf ball hail fell in and around Redfield with a tornado reported just north of Doland. No damage was reported with the hail or the tornado.

September 20, 1972:

About 430 pm, in Southeast South Dakota a tornado caused an estimated 95,000 damage to property and 50,000 damage to crops in Utica and nearby rural areas. Buildings were damaged, trees and power lines were downed.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1937) Aberdeen: 20 (1901)
Kennebec: 103 (1937) Kennebec: 21 (1918)
Mobridge: 95 (1960) Mobridge: 25 (1918)
Pierre: 104 (1937) Pierre: 33 (1983)
Sisseton: 91 (1941) Sisseton: 28 (1973)
Timber Lake: 95 (1914) Timber Lake: 28 (1997)
Watertown: 91 (1941) Watertown: 20 (1918)
Wheaton: 95 (1984) Wheaton: 24 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.50" (1989)
Kennebec: 2.10" (1950)
Mobridge: 0.96" (1996)
Pierre: 2.65" (1989)
Sisseton: 1.39" (2007)
Timber Lake: 1.35" (1996)
Watertown: 1.14" (2004)
Wheaton: 1.20" (2004)


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