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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 8, 1969:

New snowfall of 3 to 5 inches on top of 10 to 20 inches of previous snow cover were whipped by winds of 30 to 50 mph. Temperatures fell to around 5 below zero resulting in dangerous wind chills. This halted all traffic from early on the 8th to midday on the 9th, closed all schools, and stranded motorists.

January 8, 1975:

A band of heavy snow 60 miles in width fell during the day from central to east central South Dakota. Snowfall amounts of 4 to 12 inches occurred. There were a large number of traffic accidents.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 55 (1963) Aberdeen: -33 (1912)
Kennebec: 66 (1959) Kennebec: -25 (1894)
Mobridge: 64 (2002) Mobridge: -33 (1912)
Pierre: 61 (1958) Pierre: -23 (2010)
Sisseton: 55 (1963) Sisseton: -26 (2010)
Timber Lake: 62 (1958) Timber Lake: -24 (2010)
Watertown: 52 (1963) Watertown: -30 (1912)
Wheaton: 51 (1963) Wheaton: -22 (2010)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.25" (2009) Aberdeen: 2.4" (2009)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1992) Kennebec: 3.5" (1992)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1918) Mobridge: 2.0" (1918)
Pierre: 0.14" (1938) Pierre: 2.0" (1991)
Sisseton: 0.27" (1964) Sisseton: 2.8" (1964)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1992) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1992)
Watertown: 0.32" (1923) Watertown: 2.6" (1992)
Wheaton: 0.35" (1992) Wheaton: 3.0" (1992)


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