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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 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) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.