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 17 April 1922 → Seven tornadoes caused death and destruction along parts of a 210 mile swath from north of Ogden, IL to Allen County, OH, killing 16 people. There were three F2s, two F3s, and two F4s. A post card, picked up in Madison County, IN was found 124 miles away near Mount Cory, OH.
 17 April 1935 → A hailstone reportedly 8" in diameter hit near Ponca City, OK.
 17 April 1952 → Massive flooding throughout the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest reached its peak. Large portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Iowa were inundated. At Sioux City, IA the Missouri River raced by at 30 mph filled with telephone poles, trees, furniture, and other debris from upstream. In the Omaha/Council Bluffs area 30,000 people were evacuated. At St Paul, MN the Mississippi hit a record high and forced 7000 people from their homes.
 17 April 1953 → A storm containing hail, ice, snow, sleet, and rain battered Oklahoma, with 10,000 claims turned into insurance companies.
 17 April 2004 → A 182-day long streak of no measurable rain began in San Diego, CA. The streak ended on October 17.

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September 25, 1981:

A late September tornado touched down briefly 14 miles west of Pierre during the early evening hours with no damage occurring.

September 25, 1996:

An early fall storm over the Black Hills of northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota re-acquainted area residents with their winter driving techniques. Snow totals ranged from 4 to 8 inches. U.S. Highway 385, south of Deadwood South Dakota, was temporarily closed after a semi-truck jack-knifed on Strawberry Hill. Numerous minor accidents were reported in the Black Hills due to slick roads. Heavy wet snow closed the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road in the central/southern Black Hills until snowplows could clear the roads.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1938) Aberdeen: 19 (1926)
Kennebec: 95 (1964) Kennebec: 11 (1926)
Mobridge: 94 (1949) Mobridge: 18 (1928)
Pierre: 96 (1938) Pierre: 29 (2003)
Sisseton: 90 (1938) Sisseton: 30 (1982)
Timber Lake: 93 (1938) Timber Lake: 17 (1926)
Watertown: 87 (1938) Watertown: 21 (1926)
Wheaton: 87 (1949) Wheaton: 24 (1926)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.26" (1927)
Kennebec: 0.78" (1915) Kennebec: 4.5" (1939)
Mobridge: 0.56" (1915)
Pierre: 1.19" (1931) Pierre: 0.2" (1934)
Sisseton: 1.90" (1936)
Timber Lake: 0.80" (1929) Timber Lake: 0.5" (1942)
Watertown: 1.30" (1912) Watertown: 1.0" (1912)
Wheaton: 1.10" (1927)


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