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 22 September 1810 → Fernhill Heath, England, was struck by what was probably Europe's widest tornado, with some reports saying the twister was nearly a mile across. Modern analysis suggests it was an EF4.
 22 September 1869Cleveland Abbe began forecasting weather in Cincinnati. Professor Abbe was one of the nation's pioneer weather forecasters and observers.
 22 September 1989Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the Carolinas with winds up to 140 mph. Hugo caused $7 billion in damage in the United States and $3 billion in the Caribbean. All together, the death toll was 76.
 22 September 1998Hurricane Georges raked Hispanola after reaching category 4 status, leaving 580 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, due mainly to flash flooding and subsequent mud slides in high terrain regions. Damage estimates from the storm exceeded $1 billion (US). Vivid lightning and possible blue jets, a type of rare upward lightning, were reported as the eye passed over the mountains of Hispanola.

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August 4, 1960:

At Draper in Jones County, three inch hail caused very heavy damage to roofs, building windows and automobiles. Losses estimated at 100,000 dollars. About 1,000 chickens and turkeys killed on nearby farms.

August 4, 2000:

Tennis ball size hail along with high winds caused a lot of damage throughout Selby. Many east and north windows were broken along with many vehicle's windshields. Also, many vehicles were dented, house siding was damaged, gardens were completely destroyed, and many acres of crops around Selby were destroyed. Softball hail broke windows and caused extensive damage to a few vehicles and homes west of Faulkton. Baseball size hail and high winds had broken out about every window on all of the buildings at the Brentwood Colony in Edmunds County. The large hail and high winds also damaged many of the buildings.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1934) Aberdeen: 42 (1978)
Kennebec: 113 (1934) Kennebec: 38 (1974)
Mobridge: 109 (1947) Mobridge: 45 (2009)
Pierre: 110 (1947) Pierre: 46 (1978)
Sisseton: 104 (1959) Sisseton: 44 (1971)
Timber Lake: 107 (1947) Timber Lake: 44 (1993)
Watertown: 105 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1974)
Wheaton: 104 (1931) Wheaton: 44 (1972)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.96" (1926)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1984)
Mobridge: 1.52" (1918)
Pierre: 2.59" (1995)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.14" (2008)
Watertown: 1.30" (1979)
Wheaton: 1.28" (1941)


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