This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 30 September 1971 → Known as the Grande Dame of Hurricanes, Hurricane Ginger was the longest lasting Atlantic hurricane of the 20th Century. She began her 27 day journey east of the Bahamas, went out to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, then turned around and came back to the west. The storm struck the North Carolina coast on this date, bringing 10 inches of rain and $10 million in damage.
 30 September 1987 → South Bend, IN received a thunder snowstorm.

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August 18, 1936:

A tornado moved east, ending southeast of Gettysburg. A farm house and four barns were destroyed near Gorman, in Potter County. Property damage was estimated at $20,000.

August 18, 1938:

A tornado destroyed a barn, unroofed a gym, and damaged other buildings near Stephen, in Hyde County. The funnel moved northeast then curved to the northwest. There were two other tornadoes on this day. One moved northeast from near Worlsey and Broadland in Beadle County producing F3 damage. The other was an F2 and also started off in Beadle County and moved northeast into Kingsbury County. This storm injured three people.

August 18, 1983:

High winds up to 80 mph caused extensive damage to trees, structures and cars, in Lyman, Hyde, Faulk, and Brown Counties. In Presho, several homes lost their roofs. Hay bales were scattered, metal siding was ripped from outbuildings, and a ballpark lost three large fence sections. Gusty winds up to 75 mph were recorded at Ordway, in Brown County, causing damage to a mobile home. Two hangers at the Aberdeen airport received extensive damage, with roofs and doors torn off.

August 18, 2009:

Numerous thunderstorms developed along a stationary front and trained over the same locations producing very heavy rains along with large hail. Nickel size hail falling for several minutes piled up to 6 to 8 inches deep near Harrold in Hughes County. Very heavy rains of 2 to nearly 5 inches resulted in the flash flooding of numerous roads. Several of the roads were washed out. Some rainfall amounts included, 3.05 inches at Warner, 3.15 inches southwest of Bristol, 4.40 inches in Webster, and 4.50 inches east of Warner.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 109 (1959) Aberdeen: 38 (2002)
Kennebec: 109 (1959) Kennebec: 43 (1985)
Mobridge: 104 (1959) Mobridge: 40 (2004)
Pierre: 111 (1959) Pierre: 44 (2002)
Sisseton: 105 (1976) Sisseton: 38 (1950)
Timber Lake: 102 (1959) Timber Lake: 42 (1985)
Watertown: 100 (1976) Watertown: 40 (1897)
Wheaton: 103 (1976) Wheaton: 43 (2004)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.58" (1989)
Kennebec: 1.20" (2006)
Mobridge: 2.13" (1913)
Pierre: 0.89" (2006)
Sisseton: 1.98" (1961)
Timber Lake: 1.90" (1914)
Watertown: 1.93" (1971)
Wheaton: 2.12" (1961)


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