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 1 September 1869Cleveland Abbe, in Cincinnati, inaugurated a weather reporting and warning service for the city. Professor Abbe wrote to his father, "I have started that which the country will not let willingly die".
 1 September 1979 → A home in Centerville, TN was hit by lightning and totally destroyed. It marked the third time that the house had been hit by lightning since being built in 1970.
 1 September 2002 → Typhoon Rusa was the most powerful typhoon to hit South Korea in over 40 years. 132 people were reported dead or missing. Winds gusted up to 127 mph and up to 36 inches of rain fell in eastern and southern South Korea.

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August 20, 1904:

A destructive, estimated F4 tornado moved ESE from 7 miles WNW of Willow Lake, through the town, and on into Bryant. Most of the damaged occurred in those two towns. All buildings on at least three farms were blown away. One woman died in Bryant, Hamlin County, as the tornado swept across the residential west side of town. Another man was killed just west of Willow Lake, as his farm house was scattered for miles.

August 20, 1988:

More than 150,000 acres were consumed during one of many fires in Yellowstone. This was the single worst day of the fires and was later dubbed Black Saturday. More Yellowstone land burned on this day, than all other fires combined since the establishment of the park in 1872. Ash from the fires drifted as far away as Billings, Montana.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1976) Aberdeen: 33 (1950)
Kennebec: 107 (1976) Kennebec: 34 (1950)
Mobridge: 102 (1955) Mobridge: 40 (1950)
Pierre: 108 (1976) Pierre: 43 (1950)
Sisseton: 102 (1976) Sisseton: 39 (2004)
Timber Lake: 104 (1942) Timber Lake: 37 (1956)
Watertown: 97 (1955) Watertown: 37 (1950)
Wheaton: 104 (1976) Wheaton: 39 (1950)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.68" (1980)
Kennebec: 1.60" (1916)
Mobridge: 1.65" (1959)
Pierre: 0.96" (1979)
Sisseton: 2.24" (1966)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1979)
Watertown: 4.32" (2002)
Wheaton: 2.03" (1966)


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