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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 12, 1986:

Thunderstorms produced 2.53 inches of rain in twenty minutes in downtown Rapid City. The heavy rain caused street and basement flooding. Golf ball size hail fell in Zeona, in Perkins County, which covered the ground.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1933) Aberdeen: 40 (1898)
Kennebec: 107 (1936) Kennebec: 45 (1924)
Mobridge: 105 (1938) Mobridge: 40 (1964)
Pierre: 106 (1978) Pierre: 39 (1964)
Sisseton: 97 (1965) Sisseton: 38 (1950)
Timber Lake: 105 (1938) Timber Lake: 35 (1964)
Watertown: 99 (1965) Watertown: 41 (1898)
Wheaton: 99 (1988) Wheaton: 43 (1961)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.23" (1942)
Kennebec: 1.45" (1932)
Mobridge: 2.52" (1999)
Pierre: 2.17" (1951)
Sisseton: 2.77" (2006)
Timber Lake: 1.82" (1999)
Watertown: 1.80" (1956)
Wheaton: 2.70" (2008)


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