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 16 September 1888 → A tornado in Washington, D.C., probably an F2, traveled up Maryland Avenue before it lifted at the foot of Capitol Hill. The Smithsonian and Botanical Gardens were damaged along the two-mile-long path.
 16 September 1926 → The Great Miami Hurricane struck that city as a Category 4. The eye of the storm crossed directly over downtown Miami and lasted for 35 minutes, prompting people to return to the streets where subsequently many were killed as the second half of the storm roared in. Very little of Miami and Miami Beach were left intact.
 16 September 1928 → On this day, a hurricane made landfall in south Florida, passing over Lake Okeechobee. The official death toll was set at 1,836 people.
 16 September 1999 → A massive former Category 4, Hurricane Floyd came ashore in North Carolina. Tropical storm force winds extended nearly 600 miles out from the storm's center. 35 of the storm's 57 fatalities occurred in North Carolina. Up to 19 inches of rain soaked southeastern North Carolina just 11 days after Hurricane Dennis brought up to 15 inches of rain to the region. Flooding was rampant, with much of the worst conditions occurring during the overnight hours catching people unaware.
 16 September 2004Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Alabama as a Category 3, but had been a powerful Category 5 four days earlier over the Gulf of Mexico. It had been Category 4 or stronger for 192 consecutive hours. It was the most southerly category 3 (at 10 degrees north latitude), 4 (11 degrees N), and 5 (14 degrees N) storm ever seen in the Atlantic. After landfall the storm took a bizarre track northward into Tennessee, then east off the Maryland coast, then back ashore in southern Florida, westward into the Gulf, and then making yet another landfall in Louisiana.

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April 13, 1995:

Flooding, resulting from snowmelt from the two major snowstorms in April and saturated soils, caused extensive road damage and inundation. This caused several road closings and numerous flooded basements in many counties. In addition, many lakes were overfull in Day and Campbell Counties. Flooded farmland caused severe delays in small grain planting. Spink, Sully, McPherson, and Brown Counties were declared disasters.

April 13, 2010:

Very strong south winds developed over central and northeast South Dakota in the early afternoon and continued into the early evening hours. South winds of 30 to 50 mph with gusts to near 70 mph caused some structural and shingle damage across the area. In Presho, the chamber sign was blown down with a carport tipped and damaged. A pickup on Interstate-90 lost a camper to the high winds. The high winds, combined with lowered humidity and dry fuels, helped fan several grassland fires across the region. The largest fire was started from a downed power line in Campbell County near the town of Glenham. The fire grew to be five miles long by two miles wide and traveled eight miles before it was brought under control. Almost 6000 acres were burned with nearly 20 fire departments dispatched


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (2003) Aberdeen: 13 (1950)
Kennebec: 91 (2003) Kennebec: 12 (1909)
Mobridge: 93 (2003) Mobridge: 13 (1957)
Pierre: 92 (2003) Pierre: 16 (1950)
Sisseton: 89 (2003) Sisseton: 19 (1939)
Timber Lake: 89 (2003) Timber Lake: 14 (1957)
Watertown: 85 (2003) Watertown: 6 (1950)
Wheaton: 90 (2003) Wheaton: 15 (1950)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 3.65" (1912) Aberdeen: 4.7" (1986)
Kennebec: 1.33" (1941) Kennebec: 2.0" (1983)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1967) Mobridge: 11.8" (1970)
Pierre: 1.12" (1906) Pierre: 5.2" (1906)
Sisseton: 3.66" (1912) Sisseton: 2.0" (1970)
Timber Lake: 0.66" (1968) Timber Lake: 9.0" (1970)
Watertown: 1.02" (1927) Watertown: 3.0" (1928)
Wheaton: 1.56" (1964) Wheaton: 5.0" (1928)


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