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 18 September 1988 → In Cold Bay, AK, winds up to 75 mph and gusts up to 96 mph were caused by the remnants of Typhoon Hal.
 18 September 1991 → Duluth, MN, saw 2.4" of snow, making it their earliest snow on record and heaviest September snowfall by almost an inch.
 18 September 2003 → Though Hurricane Isabel had reached Category 5 status as it crossed the entire width of the Atlantic Ocean, it had weakened to a Category 2 by the time it made landfall in North Carolina on this date. Nevertheless, flooding was extreme as the storm produced up to 20 inches of rainfall in North Carolina and Virginia.

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July 7, 1959:

A very strong and widespread windstorm began near Kadoka and moved northeastward across the state at a speed of 60 to 65 mph. Airplane hangers were damaged or destroyed at Murdo, Redfield, and Watertown. Fourteen barns were destroyed or seriously damaged. Five trailer homes were overturned.

July 7, 1963:

Hail covered the ground to a depth of 2 inches in Cresbard, causing hail damage to crops and buildings. Hail averaged 1 inch in diameter with the largest being 2 inches.

July 7, 1990:

A teenager was injured by softball size hail while working in a field near Herreid. Numerous cattle in the area were also injured by the large hail. Most homes and vehicles in town suffered damage. The Herreid School had 120 broken panes of glass.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1936) Aberdeen: 43 (1922)
Kennebec: 110 (1973) Kennebec: 44 (1901)
Mobridge: 111 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1915)
Pierre: 109 (2007) Pierre: 49 (2004)
Sisseton: 104 (1936) Sisseton: 41 (1934)
Timber Lake: 110 (1936) Timber Lake: 41 (1958)
Watertown: 100 (2007) Watertown: 41 (1908)
Wheaton: 103 (1988) Wheaton: 48 (1984)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.56" (1994)
Kennebec: 1.90" (1956)
Mobridge: 1.01" (2002)
Pierre: 1.09" (1992)
Sisseton: 2.34" (1994)
Timber Lake: 1.12" (1994)
Watertown: 2.80" (1950)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1928)


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