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 19 September 1559 → The first hurricane in recorded U.S. history hit Pensacola, FL. As many as seven Spanish expedition ships may have been destroyed.
 19 September 1955Hurricane Ione made landfall near Morehead City, NC with winds over 100 mph. 16.63 inches of rain fell near Maysville, NC. 40 blocks of New Bern, NC were underwater at one point. Seven people lost their lives and total damage was $88 million. This was the third hurricane to cross eastern North Carolina in 5 weeks.
 19 September 2003 → Frog eggs rained on Berlin, CT, during a rain shower from Hurricane Isabel. Since frogs in Connecticut do not lay eggs so late in the year, scientists believed that the storm had carried the eggs from its landfall point in North Carolina, more than 500 miles away.

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January 4, 1986:

Snowfall of 1 to 3 inches along with winds gusting to around 40 mph produced ground blizzard conditions in western South Dakota. Visibility was near zero in many locations with blowing and drifting snow blocking some roads. Some roads were closed in western South Dakota. Several accidents occurred with many cars ended up in the ditch.

January 4, 2005:

Heavy snow of up to 10 inches fell across much of Lyman and Jones counties from the 4th until mid-morning of the 5th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 54 (2012) Aberdeen: -34 (1912)
Kennebec: 65 (1935) Kennebec: -28 (1950)
Mobridge: 57 (2012) Mobridge: -38 (1912)
Pierre: 60 (1935) Pierre: -24 (1950)
Sisseton: 49 (2012) Sisseton: -26 (1968)
Timber Lake: 55 (2012) Timber Lake: -29 (1950)
Watertown: 47 (2012) Watertown: -28 (1912)
Wheaton: 48 (1987) Wheaton: -32 (1924)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 2.00" (1897) Aberdeen: 12.0" (1897)
Kennebec: 0.90" (1997) Kennebec: 6.0" (1997)
Mobridge: 0.53" (1949) Mobridge: 9.0" (1997)
Pierre: 0.44" (1926) Pierre: 6.4" (1949)
Sisseton: 2.67" (1997) Sisseton: 24.2" (1997)
Timber Lake: 1.46" (1949) Timber Lake: 14.0" (1949)
Watertown: 1.22" (1997) Watertown: 3.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 2.05" (1997) Wheaton: 24.0" (1997)


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