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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 9, 1997:

A late season storm produced snow from the Black Hills through South Central South Dakota. The greatest amounts occurred in a 40 mile wide swath generally along and south of Interstate 90. Snowfall amounts include 9 inches at Rapid City, 12 inches at Deerfield, 10 inches at Custer, 11 inches at Mission, and 12 inches at Winner. Outside this swath, snowfall generally ranged from 3 to 6 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1977) Aberdeen: 8 (1997)
Kennebec: 93 (1977) Kennebec: 9 (1989)
Mobridge: 89 (1977) Mobridge: 7 (1997)
Pierre: 94 (1977) Pierre: 14 (1989)
Sisseton: 90 (1977) Sisseton: 3 (1997)
Timber Lake: 90 (1977) Timber Lake: 4 (1997)
Watertown: 85 (1977) Watertown: 4 (1997)
Wheaton: 89 (1977) Wheaton: 11 (1997)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.90" (1904) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1904)
Kennebec: 1.00" (1913) Kennebec: 10.0" (1913)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1949) Mobridge: 1.6" (1975)
Pierre: 0.78" (1949) Pierre: 5.8" (2013)
Sisseton: 0.46" (1969) Sisseton: 2.0" (1932)
Timber Lake: 0.36" (1995) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1995)
Watertown: 0.29" (1978) Watertown: 2.0" (1913)
Wheaton: 1.32" (1978) Wheaton: 2.0" (1952)


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