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 2 September 1935 → One of the most intense hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys, packing 200 mph winds and killing 400 people. The hurricane produced a 15-foot tide and storm surge waves 30 feet high. The barometric pressure at Matecumbe Bay, FL hit a United States record low of 26.35 inches.
 2 September 2002 → In Ladysmith, WI businesses were closed because of Labor Day. An F3 tornado touched down and damaged the area. Fortunately, no one was killed. The Wisconsin towns of Gilman and Wausau were also struck.

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August 10, 1886:

An estimated F3 tornado moved southeast from 10 miles northwest of Aberdeen. This massive tornado destroyed four homes and a dozen barns. This is the earliest significant tornado on record for Brown County.

August 10, 2007:

Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a surface frontal boundary during the evening bringing large hail, damaging winds, along with a couple tornadoes. An EF0 tornado touched down north of Timber Lake with no damage reported. Another EF0 tornado touched down briefly north of Trail City with no damage occurring. Wakpala, in Corson County, and Mobridge saw golf ball sized hail. The hail broke some windows and damaged the siding on several houses in the Mobridge area.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1947) Aberdeen: 42 (1985)
Kennebec: 112 (1936) Kennebec: 40 (1985)
Mobridge: 104 (1935) Mobridge: 42 (2004)
Pierre: 111 (1936) Pierre: 44 (2004)
Sisseton: 108 (1947) Sisseton: 42 (1903)
Timber Lake: 104 (1935) Timber Lake: 40 (1946)
Watertown: 103 (1947) Watertown: 40 (1982)
Wheaton: 99 (1971) Wheaton: 45 (1982)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.60" (1953)
Kennebec: 1.86" (1923)
Mobridge: 0.99" (2007)
Pierre: 1.72" (1923)
Sisseton: 2.02" (1980)
Timber Lake: 1.80" (1962)
Watertown: 2.05" (2008)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2002)


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