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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 26, 1921:

On the summit of Mt. Wellenkuppe, in Switzerland, the temperature reached 100 degrees by 10 am. The summit has an elevation of 12,830 feet and was covered in snow.

July 26, 1963:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 4 miles northeast of Raymond. Barns and outbuildings were destroyed on one farm, and the home was unroofed. Asphalt was ripped off a state highway.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 112 (1931) Aberdeen: 42 (1962)
Kennebec: 110 (2003) Kennebec: 42 (1971)
Mobridge: 110 (1935) Mobridge: 42 (1915)
Pierre: 108 (1935) Pierre: 46 (1971)
Sisseton: 104 (1976) Sisseton: 48 (1937)
Timber Lake: 106 (1935) Timber Lake: 42 (1971)
Watertown: 106 (1930) Watertown: 45 (1911)
Wheaton: 107 (1931) Wheaton: 47 (1971)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1916)
Kennebec: 2.70" (1976)
Mobridge: 1.11" (1942)
Pierre: 2.34" (1903)
Sisseton: 1.48" (1972)
Timber Lake: 1.60" (1979)
Watertown: 1.29" (1963)
Wheaton: 1.67" (1972)


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