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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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August 8, 1985:

Eight to ten fires were started by lightning in western and central Corson County. A former school house burned south of McIntosh near the Grand River.

August 8, 2010:

Thunderstorms produced damaging winds and flash flooding from heavy rain along and near the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota during the late afternoon of August 8th. Bon Homme and Yankton Counties were among the hardest hit areas. Avon in Bon Homme County, thunderstorm winds caused widespread damage to trees and power lines. The tree damage included large trees uprooted or blown down, and at least two houses were damaged by falling trees. The damage to power lines caused a power outage over the town which lasted about 5 hours. The winds also destroyed a large shed and damaged a camper parked in the shed. In Tyndall, thunderstorm winds of 70 mph caused tree damage, including large trees blown down. The winds also blew down power lines, damaged several small sheds, and tore shingles off roofs. Thunderstorm winds also ripped through Yankton County. Near Napa, thunderstorm winds overturned several campers and caused widespread tree damage, including large trees blown down at a Lewis and Clark Lake campground. A fee collector was injured by tree debris.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1939)
Kennebec: 112 (1936) Kennebec: 45 (1989)
Mobridge: 105 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1939)
Pierre: 108 (1936) Pierre: 47 (1939)
Sisseton: 103 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1904)
Timber Lake: 105 (1936) Timber Lake: 42 (1939)
Watertown: 104 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1904)
Wheaton: 101 (1958) Wheaton: 46 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.34" (1906)
Kennebec: 1.77" (1906)
Mobridge: 0.83" (2002)
Pierre: 0.76" (1948)
Sisseton: 0.66" (1956)
Timber Lake: 1.45" (1943)
Watertown: 3.14" (1987)
Wheaton: 1.25" (2012)


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