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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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July 18, 1883:

An estimated F3 tornado moved southeast from 3 miles south of Redfield to north of Hitchcock, to 6 miles southeast of Crandon. At least one farm house was destroyed and swept away. Three people were killed on one farm.

July 18, 1983:

In the afternoon, an F2 tornado that touched down in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis became one of the most observed and photographed tornadoes ever. The photographic coverage included video from a Minnesota DOT traffic camera and a remarkable aerial video taken from a helicopter by a television camera crew. The tornado began in Brooklyn Park and moved slowly northeast, causing light to moderate damage. It then turned east and slowed as it crossed the Mississippi River. Also on this day, an F2 tornado touched down two mile southeast of Bryant, in Hamlin County. This tornado traveled near Dolph Creek, and moved east along the creek to the Lake Norden area. The tornado damaged many trees and destroyed a barn. A second F2 tornado touched down three miles west of Toronto and moved southeast. The tornado destroyed a barn, silo, and six other buildings and caused extensive damage to farm equipment on a farm one mile south and a half mile west Astoria.

July 18, 1986:

In the afternoon, an F2 tornado that touched down in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis became one of the most observed and photographed tornadoes ever. The photographic coverage included video from a Minnesota DOT traffic camera and a remarkable aerial video taken from a helicopter by a television camera crew. The tornado began in Brooklyn Park and moved slowly northeast, causing light to moderate damage. It then turned east and slowed as it crossed the Mississippi River. Also on this day, an F2 tornado touched down two mile southeast of Bryant, in Hamlin County. This tornado traveled near Dolph Creek, and moved east along the creek to the Lake Norden area. The tornado damaged many trees and destroyed a barn. A second F2 tornado touched down three miles west of Toronto and moved southeast. The tornado destroyed a barn, silo, and six other buildings and caused extensive damage to farm equipment on a farm one mile south and a half mile west Astoria

July 18, 2008:

Severe thunderstorms developed across parts of central and north central South Dakota bringing large hail up to the size of golf balls and damaging winds to near 80 mph. Some tree, vehicle, and building damage occurred with some of the storms. Eighty mph winds or higher brought down many branches along with some trees in Fort Pierre. Power was cut off for parts of Fort Pierre when branches fell on power lines. Several truck trailers and feed silos were tipped onto their sides by the high winds. Also some buildings were damaged. A loaded train was pushed down the tracks almost a quarter of a mile by the high winds. Seventy mph winds or higher brought down many tree branches along with some trees in Pierre. There were power outages in Pierre along with some buildings receiving damage. Damaging thunderstorm winds also downed six power poles between Sully Buttes and Onida knocking power out to over 800 homes in and around Onida.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1936) Aberdeen: 40 (1915)
Kennebec: 110 (1926) Kennebec: 44 (1922)
Mobridge: 109 (1934) Mobridge: 46 (1912)
Pierre: 109 (1998) Pierre: 49 (2009)
Sisseton: 105 (1932) Sisseton: 47 (2009)
Timber Lake: 106 (1977) Timber Lake: 44 (2009)
Watertown: 105 (1940) Watertown: 45 (1914)
Wheaton: 102 (1932) Wheaton: 46 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.46" (1983)
Kennebec: 1.24" (1924)
Mobridge: 2.45" (1946)
Pierre: 1.03" (2008)
Sisseton: 3.00" (1946)
Timber Lake: 3.00" (2008)
Watertown: 1.28" (1989)
Wheaton: 1.54" (1989)


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