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 23 September 1551 → The Grand Harbour, located in Valeeta, Malta, was hit by a tornado which moved inland and caused extensive damage. A shipping armada in the harbor about to go into battle was destroyed by the tornado, killing at least 600 people.
 23 September 1815 → The poem "The September Gale," penned by Oliver Wendell Holmes, was written about a hurricane that struck New England on this date. Holmes was just six years old at the time.
 23 September 1983 → Super Typhoon Forrest underwent extremely rapid intensification as its central pressure crashed 92mb in just under 24 hours.

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July 10, 1998:

Flash flooding occurred from Keldron and areas south, during the late afternoon and evening as result of up seven inches of rain that had fallen from slow moving thunderstorms. Willow creek and several small tributaries went out of their banks causing the inundation of low areas and county roads. Many county roads were damaged with one farmer losing several pigs and cows as a result of the flooding.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 114 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1945)
Kennebec: 113 (1936) Kennebec: 42 (1945)
Mobridge: 112 (1936) Mobridge: 42 (1945)
Pierre: 113 (1966) Pierre: 46 (1945)
Sisseton: 112 (1936) Sisseton: 46 (1945)
Timber Lake: 115 (1936) Timber Lake: 43 (1945)
Watertown: 108 (1966) Watertown: 43 (1945)
Wheaton: 103 (1966) Wheaton: 47 (1975)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.40" (1993)
Kennebec: 2.05" (1923)
Mobridge: 0.82" (1993)
Pierre: 1.65" (1964)
Sisseton: 1.70" (1935)
Timber Lake: 2.14" (1944)
Watertown: 1.78" (1977)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1967)


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