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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 28, 2007:

Another late February strong low pressure area moving across the central plains spread heavy snow of 6 to 11 inches across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota. Many school and college classes were cancelled and many events were postponed. Road conditions became very poor with some accidents occurring along with ditched vehicles. The snow continued into the first day of March and ended between in the morning. Snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Aberdeen, 7 inches at Wilmot and Artichoke Lake, 8 inches at Conde, Watertown, and Milbank, 9 inches at Browns Valley and Wheaton, and 11 inches at Clark. This heavy snow event was followed by more snowfall along with blizzard conditions which developed across the area during the afternoon and evening of March 1st.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 59 (1934) Aberdeen: -27 (1962)
Kennebec: 68 (2006) Kennebec: -35 (1962)
Mobridge: 59 (1934) Mobridge: -28 (1919)
Pierre: 63 (1976) Pierre: -24 (1962)
Sisseton: 66 (1932) Sisseton: -25 (1962)
Timber Lake: 60 (2000) Timber Lake: -30 (1962)
Watertown: 58 (2000) Watertown: -31 (1962)
Wheaton: 57 (2000) Wheaton: -25 (1962)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.85" (1951) Aberdeen: 14.3" (1951)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1930) Kennebec: 5.0" (1930)
Mobridge: 0.35" (1951) Mobridge: 6.6" (1951)
Pierre: 0.58" (1930) Pierre: 3.7" (1998)
Sisseton: 0.76" (2012) Sisseton: 11.0" (1951)
Timber Lake: 2.09" (1951) Timber Lake: 24.0" (1951)
Watertown: 0.60" (1930) Watertown: 7.0" (1930)
Wheaton: 0.92" (1948) Wheaton: 7.0" (1930)


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