2020 saw a year of weather averages and extremes

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Going by the averages, 2020 was a very average year. However, a closer look reveals some extreme ups and downs as well memorable weather events.

Back on Aug. 24 a severe thunderstorm struck the Benson area with straight-line winds approaching 90 mph.

Damage wrought by the hurricane force winds were evident throughout the community as the sun rose. Many blocks had tree limbs, large and small, on cars, houses and yards. There were a few uprooted trees.

Powerlines were down in a couple places in Benson with the city electric crew working to restore power Monday morning...


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