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September 21, 1960:

In the morning hours of September 21st, Lightning struck and caused structural damage to a home in Clear Lake, Deuel County, and a home in Clark in Clark County, and two telephone poles near Milbank in Grant County. Power was also interrupted for a short time by lightning near Britton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1937) Aberdeen: 22 (1893)
Kennebec: 101 (1937) Kennebec: 28 (1934)
Mobridge: 101 (1937) Mobridge: 27 (1918)
Pierre: 99 (1937) Pierre: 31 (1995)
Sisseton: 97 (1937) Sisseton: 22 (1934)
Timber Lake: 96 (1937) Timber Lake: 25 (1983)
Watertown: 97 (1936) Watertown: 23 (1934)
Wheaton: 95 (1922) Wheaton: 33 (1995)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1959) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1995)
Kennebec: 2.00" (1989)
Mobridge: 0.41" (2006)
Pierre: 0.87" (1989)
Sisseton: 1.83" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1941)
Watertown: 1.24" (1977) Watertown: 0.2" (1995)
Wheaton: 1.94" (2007)


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