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 18 September 1988 → In Cold Bay, AK, winds up to 75 mph and gusts up to 96 mph were caused by the remnants of Typhoon Hal.
 18 September 1991 → Duluth, MN, saw 2.4" of snow, making it their earliest snow on record and heaviest September snowfall by almost an inch.
 18 September 2003 → Though Hurricane Isabel had reached Category 5 status as it crossed the entire width of the Atlantic Ocean, it had weakened to a Category 2 by the time it made landfall in North Carolina on this date. Nevertheless, flooding was extreme as the storm produced up to 20 inches of rainfall in North Carolina and Virginia.

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February 6, 1959:

A man from Gary in Deuel County was in critical condition with frozen hands, feet, and arms after spending the night in his car in subzero weather.

February 6, 1987:

Record warmth occurred across all of central, north central, and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota with highs in the mid 50s to the lower 60s. Aberdeen, Kennebec, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, Timber Lake, Watertown, and Wheaton all set record highs on this date in the 1987. Pierre recorded the warmest temperature for the day with 62 degrees.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (1987) Aberdeen: -33 (1907)
Kennebec: 64 (2009) Kennebec: -38 (1936)
Mobridge: 56 (1987) Mobridge: -28 (1936)
Pierre: 62 (1987) Pierre: -23 (1936)
Sisseton: 57 (1987) Sisseton: -30 (1936)
Timber Lake: 58 (1987) Timber Lake: -30 (1936)
Watertown: 53 (1987) Watertown: -27 (1893)
Wheaton: 58 (1987) Wheaton: -25 (1982)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1911) Aberdeen: 10.0" (1911)
Kennebec: 0.48" (1935) Kennebec: 2.0" (1937)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1919) Mobridge: 2.8" (1945)
Pierre: 0.22" (1911) Pierre: 5.2" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.52" (1946) Sisseton: 8.0" (1946)
Timber Lake: 0.33" (1916) Timber Lake: 4.5" (1916)
Watertown: 0.30" (1928) Watertown: 4.0" (1914)
Wheaton: 0.50" (1946) Wheaton: 2.5" (2007)


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