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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 9, 1918:

An estimated F2 tornado touched down east of Bristol and moved NNE. The tornado was quoted as looking like a long snake like spiral, smashing barns into kindling.

August 9, 1992:

A tornado packing winds estimated between 113 and 157 mph caused major damage to the town of Chester, in Lake County. Shortly after 7 pm CDT a tornado tore right through the heart of Chester causing considerable damage. Four businesses were destroyed, three others had major damage, and five had minor damage. An elevator and new grain bin were leveled and another bin was heavily damaged. Most of the building housing the fire department was demolished. Also many houses and vehicles sustained damage and large trees were uprooted or broken off. In one instance a steel beam was thrust through a garage and into the car inside. One mile north of Chester, an entire house was moved off the foundation. The town had to be evacuated for 19 hours after the tornado because the tornado damaged a 12,000 gallon ammonia tank releasing 4,000 gallons of the liquid gas into the air. The ammonia was a health hazard forcing residents out. To the south of Chester the storm destroyed a new convenience store and blew two fuel tanks over 100 yards.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 105 (1947) Aberdeen: 41 (1927)
Kennebec: 113 (1947) Kennebec: 40 (1927)
Mobridge: 110 (1947) Mobridge: 42 (1927)
Pierre: 113 (1947) Pierre: 46 (1966)
Sisseton: 102 (1947) Sisseton: 46 (1934)
Timber Lake: 109 (1947) Timber Lake: 41 (1939)
Watertown: 104 (1947) Watertown: 38 (1927)
Wheaton: 102 (1958) Wheaton: 42 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.92" (1994)
Kennebec: 1.40" (1979)
Mobridge: 0.66" (1938)
Pierre: 1.93" (1933)
Sisseton: 1.08" (1974)
Timber Lake: 0.78" (1962)
Watertown: 3.37" (1994)
Wheaton: 0.65" (1974)


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