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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 22, 1968:

A late season snow storm affected most of South Dakota, with the heaviest snowfall measuring 18 in. at Eagle Butte. In addition, localized icing damaged utility lines, 40mph winds caused localized blizzard conditions, and some calf losses were reported.

April 22, 2001:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across parts of central and northeast South Dakota during the morning hours. The heavy snow caused many roads to become slushy and difficult to travel. The heavy snow also downed some tree branches. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Ferney, Miller, and Webster; 7 inches at Agar, Mellette, and Twin Brooks; 8 inches at Gettysburg, and 9 inches at Faulkton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1990) Aberdeen: 20 (1956)
Kennebec: 94 (1980) Kennebec: 16 (1954)
Mobridge: 93 (1990) Mobridge: 14 (1927)
Pierre: 90 (1990) Pierre: 21 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1980) Sisseton: 18 (1936)
Timber Lake: 94 (1989) Timber Lake: 15 (1927)
Watertown: 87 (1990) Watertown: 18 (1956)
Wheaton: 98 (1980) Wheaton: 19 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 3.00" (1904) Aberdeen: 4.9" (2001)
Kennebec: 1.61" (1968) Kennebec: 9.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 1.13" (1968) Mobridge: 5.1" (2001)
Pierre: 0.75" (2001) Pierre: 7.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 1.51" (1968) Sisseton: 5.0" (2001)
Timber Lake: 1.87" (1968) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1968)
Watertown: 1.32" (2001) Watertown: 3.5" (1970)
Wheaton: 1.55" (1968) Wheaton: 2.0" (2001)


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