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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 28, 1990:

The deadliest tornado of 1990, killed 29 people and caused at least 350 injures as it ravaged parts of Kendall and Will Counties in northeastern Illinois. The tornado produced F5 damage as it approached the western part of the city of Plainfield. As the tornado travelled through Plainfield and Crest Hill, it destroyed several schools with enrollments totaling over 1,500 pupils. Fortunately, classes had not been scheduled to start until the next day. Oddly, no known photographs or videos of the actual tornado exist. The tornado was embedded in heavy rain and hail during most of its lifetime, thus preventing visual warning of the impending event.

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August 28, 2011:

Several thunderstorms tracking southeast across the region brought very large hail along with damaging winds to parts of the region. Golf ball hail broke some windows on several homes and on the church in Herried in Campbell County. Very large hail up to three inches in diameter caused some vehicle and siding damage in Tolstoy, in Potter County. In Redfield, seventy mph winds downed a tree along with many large tree branches. Also, the metal on a roof was peeled back.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1937) Aberdeen: 31 (1893)
Kennebec: 105 (2012) Kennebec: 34 (1911)
Mobridge: 103 (1991) Mobridge: 36 (1935)
Pierre: 106 (1991) Pierre: 41 (1988)
Sisseton: 101 (1973) Sisseton: 36 (1965)
Timber Lake: 101 (1991) Timber Lake: 38 (1988)
Watertown: 98 (1984) Watertown: 32 (1965)
Wheaton: 101 (1973) Wheaton: 37 (1965)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1993)
Kennebec: 1.90" (1975)
Mobridge: 0.66" (2013)
Pierre: 0.66" (1968)
Sisseton: 1.03" (1999)
Timber Lake: 2.01" (2013)
Watertown: 1.41" (1932)
Wheaton: 0.93" (1975)


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