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 16 September 1888 → A tornado in Washington, D.C., probably an F2, traveled up Maryland Avenue before it lifted at the foot of Capitol Hill. The Smithsonian and Botanical Gardens were damaged along the two-mile-long path.
 16 September 1926 → The Great Miami Hurricane struck that city as a Category 4. The eye of the storm crossed directly over downtown Miami and lasted for 35 minutes, prompting people to return to the streets where subsequently many were killed as the second half of the storm roared in. Very little of Miami and Miami Beach were left intact.
 16 September 1928 → On this day, a hurricane made landfall in south Florida, passing over Lake Okeechobee. The official death toll was set at 1,836 people.
 16 September 1999 → A massive former Category 4, Hurricane Floyd came ashore in North Carolina. Tropical storm force winds extended nearly 600 miles out from the storm's center. 35 of the storm's 57 fatalities occurred in North Carolina. Up to 19 inches of rain soaked southeastern North Carolina just 11 days after Hurricane Dennis brought up to 15 inches of rain to the region. Flooding was rampant, with much of the worst conditions occurring during the overnight hours catching people unaware.
 16 September 2004Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Alabama as a Category 3, but had been a powerful Category 5 four days earlier over the Gulf of Mexico. It had been Category 4 or stronger for 192 consecutive hours. It was the most southerly category 3 (at 10 degrees north latitude), 4 (11 degrees N), and 5 (14 degrees N) storm ever seen in the Atlantic. After landfall the storm took a bizarre track northward into Tennessee, then east off the Maryland coast, then back ashore in southern Florida, westward into the Gulf, and then making yet another landfall in Louisiana.

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February 7, 1994:

Snow falling over the area produced heavy accumulations from central into northeast South Dakota with 11 inches at Kennebec and eight inches at Watertown from the 7th through the 9th. Extreme cold accompanied and followed the snow with low temperatures of 52 below zero at Promise and 45 below zero at Aberdeen on the 9th. Snow accumulation caused a roof to cave in on a drugstore at Bristol. A man died of exposure attempting to walk home near Sioux Falls after his car became stuck in a ditch.

February 7, 2010:

A compact but strong area of low pressure moved from Canada and across the Northern Plains from the 7th through the 9th. A prolonged period of moderate to heavy snow developed over far northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota bringing 6 to 8 inches of snow to the area. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Milbank, Wheaton, and Ortonville; 7 inches at Clear Lake, Sisseton, and Artichoke Lake; 8 inches at Summit, Victor, Wilmot, and Browns Valley.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1987) Aberdeen: -42 (1895)
Kennebec: 70 (1987) Kennebec: -32 (1895)
Mobridge: 62 (1991) Mobridge: -32 (1933)
Pierre: 67 (1987) Pierre: -20 (1936)
Sisseton: 61 (1987) Sisseton: -30 (1933)
Timber Lake: 65 (1963) Timber Lake: -31 (1933)
Watertown: 59 (1987) Watertown: -30 (1914)
Wheaton: 58 (1987) Wheaton: -24 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.41" (1937) Aberdeen: 7.4" (2001)
Kennebec: 0.24" (1908) Kennebec: 5.0" (1994)
Mobridge: 0.23" (1937) Mobridge: 3.6" (2001)
Pierre: 0.60" (2001) Pierre: 10.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.63" (1937) Sisseton: 9.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 0.48" (2001) Timber Lake: 9.0" (2001)
Watertown: 0.25" (2001) Watertown: 7.0" (2001)
Wheaton: 0.17" (1981) Wheaton: 2.0" (1981)


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