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 17 September 1932 → A tropical storm struck the Annapolis Valley in the Canadian Maritimes, destroying 300,000 barrels of apples in Nova Scotia. A second tropical storm would strike Nova Scotia just seven days later.
 17 September 1936 → Tropical storm remnants brought up to 30 inches of rain to central Texas, resulting in massive flooding. In San Angelo the Concho River reached one of its highest stages on record and inundated the city. One thousand homes were damaged or destroyed, two bridges were swept away, and there were 100 rescues performed. Water was six feet deep in the lobby of the Naylor Hotel.
 17 September 1947 → The Fort Lauderdale Hurricane struck the east coast of Florida as a high-end Category 4, resulting in 51 fatalities. Hurricane force winds extended 120 miles out from the center, and produced the highest measured ground wind speeds in a Florida hurricane until Hurricane Andrew. The storm then crossed the Gulf of Mexico and produced 110 mph winds at New Orleans.
 17 September 2004 → Flooding and mudslides killed more than 3,000 people in Haiti in Hurricane Jeanne.

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April 6, 1959:

Dust storms impacted much of the state of South Dakota beginning on the 6th and on into the 7th. The preceding drought period had left little moisture in the soil, so the fall-plowed fields in exposed locations eroded seriously. Strong winds on the 6th and 7th lifted the loose soil, creating areas of blowing dust. In the localities, visibility was less than a quarter mile for short periods. Some observers stated that it was the worst dust event since the 1930s.

April 6, 2006:

Severe thunderstorms the morning of the 6th produced large hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter near Miller in Hand County. Later on, heavy rains of 3 to 6 inches fell from around midday through the afternoon hours causing flash flooding across parts of Spink, Clark, and Day counties. Many county and township roads were flooded with several of the roads damaged or completely washed out. Areas around Frankfort, Doland, Turton, Conde, Crandall, Raymond, Butler, and Bristol were most affected. Many roads were closed. Also, several basements were flooded and sewers were backed up.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 85 (1991) Aberdeen: 6 (2007)
Kennebec: 92 (1959) Kennebec: 7 (1898)
Mobridge: 82 (1912) Mobridge: 11 (2008)
Pierre: 85 (1959) Pierre: 14 (1936)
Sisseton: 85 (1991) Sisseton: 5 (1979)
Timber Lake: 78 (1969) Timber Lake: 0 (1936)
Watertown: 86 (1991) Watertown: 6 (1979)
Wheaton: 84 (1991) Wheaton: 5 (1979)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (2006) Aberdeen: 6.6" (2008)
Kennebec: 0.53" (1919) Kennebec: 5.0" (1935)
Mobridge: 0.31" (1935) Mobridge: 8.0" (2008)
Pierre: 1.12" (1997) Pierre: 11.0" (1997)
Sisseton: 0.94" (2006) Sisseton: 7.5" (1997)
Timber Lake: 0.90" (1915) Timber Lake: 6.6" (2008)
Watertown: 1.53" (2001) Watertown: 6.5" (1938)
Wheaton: 1.20" (1965) Wheaton: 6.0" (1997)


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