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 30 September 1971 → Known as the Grande Dame of Hurricanes, Hurricane Ginger was the longest lasting Atlantic hurricane of the 20th Century. She began her 27 day journey east of the Bahamas, went out to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, then turned around and came back to the west. The storm struck the North Carolina coast on this date, bringing 10 inches of rain and $10 million in damage.
 30 September 1987 → South Bend, IN received a thunder snowstorm.

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April 18, 1995:

Eight inches to two feet of snow fell in central South Dakota in a two day period from the 17th to the 18th. Many businesses, schools, and roads were closed on the 18th. Hundreds of power poles were downed due to the heavy snow and strong winds in Faulk, Hughes, Sully, Hyde, Hand, Lyman, and Buffalo Counties leaving thousands of people without power. Some significant calf losses also occurred (around 10 to 20 percent in some areas) especially in Hand County. Snowfall amounts included 24.0 inches at Vivian, Ree Heights, and in the Murdo area; 23.0 inches at Kennebec, 18.0 inches at Highmore, 16.0 inches at Blunt, 15.0 inches at Miller and Faulkton, and 8.0 inches at Gettysburg.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 89 (1985) Aberdeen: 13 (1953)
Kennebec: 93 (1985) Kennebec: 13 (1988)
Mobridge: 93 (1915) Mobridge: 13 (1953)
Pierre: 90 (1987) Pierre: 16 (1953)
Sisseton: 91 (1985) Sisseton: 13 (1953)
Timber Lake: 91 (1987) Timber Lake: 12 (1953)
Watertown: 90 (1985) Watertown: 14 (1988)
Wheaton: 90 (1985) Wheaton: 18 (1988)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.41" (1986) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1930)
Kennebec: 2.30" (1995) Kennebec: 23.0" (1995)
Mobridge: 1.83" (1957) Mobridge: 3.0" (1970)
Pierre: 1.04" (1930) Pierre: 5.0" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.06" (1986) Sisseton: 0.5" (1989)
Timber Lake: 1.35" (1970) Timber Lake: 14.0" (1970)
Watertown: 1.30" (1977) Watertown: 0.7" (1989)
Wheaton: 1.17" (1977) Wheaton: 1.5" (1951)


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