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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 20, 2007:

Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of central and northeast South Dakota during the afternoon and evening hours, producing large hail. The largest hail measured 1.75 inches in diameter and fell 3 miles east of Westport, in Brown County.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 93 (1980) Aberdeen: 11 (1966)
Kennebec: 96 (1980) Kennebec: 8 (1966)
Mobridge: 93 (1980) Mobridge: 10 (1966)
Pierre: 95 (1980) Pierre: 12 (1966)
Sisseton: 94 (1980) Sisseton: 19 (1966)
Timber Lake: 94 (1980) Timber Lake: 9 (1966)
Watertown: 90 (1980) Watertown: 15 (1907)
Wheaton: 91 (1980) Wheaton: 20 (1966)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.37" (1957) Aberdeen: 2.0" (1904)
Kennebec: 1.69" (1974) Kennebec: 4.0" (1959)
Mobridge: 2.25" (1971) Mobridge: 0.7" (1951)
Pierre: 0.82" (1920) Pierre: 7.9" (1920)
Sisseton: 1.14" (1957) Sisseton: 0.5" (1978)
Timber Lake: 1.61" (1971) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1951)
Watertown: 1.24" (2004) Watertown: 4.0" (1917)
Wheaton: 1.40" (1957) Wheaton: Trace (1917)


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