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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 30, 1896:

Castlewood recorded a low temperature of 30 degrees. This was the coldest temperature for the month of August, 1896 for the entire state of South Dakota.

August 30, 1977:

Street, underpass, and basement flooding resulted from near record to record rainfall in a four hour period in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Metropolitan Area. Reports of 6 to 7 inches of rainfall were reported in Hennepin County, causing extensive damage to 15 homes, with 365 homes and 8 businesses receiving partial damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1898) Aberdeen: 37 (2003)
Kennebec: 110 (2012) Kennebec: 32 (1935)
Mobridge: 101 (1961) Mobridge: 32 (1935)
Pierre: 107 (2000) Pierre: 42 (2003)
Sisseton: 95 (1961) Sisseton: 37 (2009)
Timber Lake: 101 (2012) Timber Lake: 34 (1935)
Watertown: 95 (1930) Watertown: 36 (1915)
Wheaton: 97 (1969) Wheaton: 31 (1931)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.08" (1939)
Kennebec: 3.73" (1999)
Mobridge: 2.53" (1951)
Pierre: 1.75" (1912)
Sisseton: 0.90" (1971)
Timber Lake: 2.52" (1951)
Watertown: 1.63" (1939)
Wheaton: 1.50" (2001)


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