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 17 September 1932 → A tropical storm struck the Annapolis Valley in the Canadian Maritimes, destroying 300,000 barrels of apples in Nova Scotia. A second tropical storm would strike Nova Scotia just seven days later.
 17 September 1936 → Tropical storm remnants brought up to 30 inches of rain to central Texas, resulting in massive flooding. In San Angelo the Concho River reached one of its highest stages on record and inundated the city. One thousand homes were damaged or destroyed, two bridges were swept away, and there were 100 rescues performed. Water was six feet deep in the lobby of the Naylor Hotel.
 17 September 1947 → The Fort Lauderdale Hurricane struck the east coast of Florida as a high-end Category 4, resulting in 51 fatalities. Hurricane force winds extended 120 miles out from the center, and produced the highest measured ground wind speeds in a Florida hurricane until Hurricane Andrew. The storm then crossed the Gulf of Mexico and produced 110 mph winds at New Orleans.
 17 September 2004 → Flooding and mudslides killed more than 3,000 people in Haiti in Hurricane Jeanne.

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February 15, 1969:

Heavy snow along with winds to 15 to 25 mph caused blowing and drifting snow which closed many roads. The heaviest snow fell in the southeast part of the state where up to one and half feet of snow was reported.

February 15, 1990:

Heavy snow developed across southwest South Dakota early on the 15th and moved slowly across the state before ending early on the 16th. A narrow band of 10 to 12 inches accumulated in central South Dakota from Pierre to near Huron. Lesser amounts of 3 to 6 inches fell north and south of the heavy snow band. Some of the heavier snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, 10 inches Pierre, and 12 inches at Huron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (1921) Aberdeen: -35 (1939)
Kennebec: 68 (1921) Kennebec: -27 (2007)
Mobridge: 58 (1934) Mobridge: -36 (1936)
Pierre: 61 (2011) Pierre: -24 (1936)
Sisseton: 51 (1981) Sisseton: -31 (1936)
Timber Lake: 56 (1931) Timber Lake: -37 (1936)
Watertown: 60 (1931) Watertown: -30 (1936)
Wheaton: 59 (1921) Wheaton: -21 (1958)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1910) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1990)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1967) Kennebec: 8.0" (1990)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1911) Mobridge: 5.0" (1986)
Pierre: 0.35" (1990) Pierre: 8.5" (1990)
Sisseton: 0.57" (1979) Sisseton: 8.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.28" (1945) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1987)
Watertown: 0.53" (1967) Watertown: 9.0" (1967)
Wheaton: 0.75" (1945) Wheaton: 5.0" (2000)


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