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 23 September 1551 → The Grand Harbour, located in Valeeta, Malta, was hit by a tornado which moved inland and caused extensive damage. A shipping armada in the harbor about to go into battle was destroyed by the tornado, killing at least 600 people.
 23 September 1815 → The poem "The September Gale," penned by Oliver Wendell Holmes, was written about a hurricane that struck New England on this date. Holmes was just six years old at the time.
 23 September 1983 → Super Typhoon Forrest underwent extremely rapid intensification as its central pressure crashed 92mb in just under 24 hours.

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April 10, 1965:

Severe Thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening resulted in severe hail reports throughout much of Clark County. Hail up to 2.00 inches in diameter was recorded 30 miles northeast of Huron around 2:40 PM. About 6:30PM, hail 0.75 inches in diameter fell near Garden City on a flock of wild geese in flight, killing 25 of them.

April 10, 1969:

The Elm River in Westport was the highest of all time at 22.11 feet, which is 8.11 feet above flood stage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1977) Aberdeen: 16 (1997)
Kennebec: 90 (1996) Kennebec: 10 (1973)
Mobridge: 86 (1996) Mobridge: 15 (2012)
Pierre: 94 (1996) Pierre: 8 (1997)
Sisseton: 91 (1977) Sisseton: 7 (1979)
Timber Lake: 86 (1996) Timber Lake: 13 (1997)
Watertown: 84 (1977) Watertown: 14 (1997)
Wheaton: 89 (1977) Wheaton: 14 (2007)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.07" (1945) Aberdeen: 4.5" (2007)
Kennebec: 1.17" (1935) Kennebec: 7.0" (1950)
Mobridge: 0.79" (1935) Mobridge: 2.2" (1959)
Pierre: 1.43" (1999) Pierre: 4.7" (2013)
Sisseton: 0.92" (1947) Sisseton: 7.0" (1993)
Timber Lake: 0.76" (1963) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.97" (1947) Watertown: 10.0" (2008)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1947) Wheaton: 3.0" (1992)


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