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 22 September 1810 → Fernhill Heath, England, was struck by what was probably Europe's widest tornado, with some reports saying the twister was nearly a mile across. Modern analysis suggests it was an EF4.
 22 September 1869Cleveland Abbe began forecasting weather in Cincinnati. Professor Abbe was one of the nation's pioneer weather forecasters and observers.
 22 September 1989Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the Carolinas with winds up to 140 mph. Hugo caused $7 billion in damage in the United States and $3 billion in the Caribbean. All together, the death toll was 76.
 22 September 1998Hurricane Georges raked Hispanola after reaching category 4 status, leaving 580 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, due mainly to flash flooding and subsequent mud slides in high terrain regions. Damage estimates from the storm exceeded $1 billion (US). Vivid lightning and possible blue jets, a type of rare upward lightning, were reported as the eye passed over the mountains of Hispanola.

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July 9, 1938:

A deadly, estimated F4 tornado moved ESE across the eastern edge of Andover to north of Bristol. Seventeen buildings were destroyed at Andover, and at least one home was completely swept away. Seven homes and a church also suffered damage. An elderly person was killed at the western edge of Andover and a couple died in a home at the southern edge of town. About two hours later, another estimated F4 tornado moved ENE from 2 miles northeast of White, South Dakota in Brookings County to Hendricks, Minnesota. Only one person was injured from this storm.

July 9, 1972:

Wind gusts up to 89 mph caused considerable damage in the Pierre and Oahe Dam area. A drive in movie screen was destroyed. A camper trailer was turned over pinning 7 members of a family inside. Five of them were hospitalized. Numerous trees were uprooted at the Oahe Dam campground. A tourist information building was caved in. Hail broke out car windows on ten vehicles.

July 9, 2009:

Severe storms developed over Fall River County and moved eastward across southwestern and south central South Dakota. The storms produced large hail and strong wind gusts. Two tornadoes were observed in Todd County and two tornadoes touched down in southern Tripp County. A small EF-1 tornado tracked across Dog Ear Township from 311th Avenue to near the intersection of 289th Street and 312th Avenue, or a little over one mile track. The tornado blew down large cottonwood trees.

July 9, 2013:

A pair of severe storms moved across northeastern South Dakota during the evening hours of the 9th. These storms caused extensive damage to crops, especially west of Frederick in Brown County where beans and corn fields were completely destroyed. As the storms moved from Barnard, through Columbia and into the Groton area, the hail increased to baseball size. There was also some structural damage to siding along with broken windows.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 115 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1981)
Kennebec: 113 (1936) Kennebec: 38 (1895)
Mobridge: 112 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1929)
Pierre: 110 (1936) Pierre: 48 (1996)
Sisseton: 110 (1936) Sisseton: 43 (1977)
Timber Lake: 114 (1936) Timber Lake: 44 (1929)
Watertown: 105 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1899)
Wheaton: 100 (1976) Wheaton: 47 (1968)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.44" (1926)
Kennebec: 1.34" (2000)
Mobridge: 0.96" (1987)
Pierre: 1.40" (1944)
Sisseton: 1.25" (1946)
Timber Lake: 1.40" (2003)
Watertown: 1.18" (1946)
Wheaton: 1.24" (1993)


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