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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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June 4, 1984:

Heavy rains of up to seven inches caused the Bad River to rise over 23 feet in six hours at Fort Pierre. Flash flooding resulted as a dam, 17 miles west of Fort Pierre gave way and an irrigation dam near town was damaged. Some roads and bridges were covered by water. Many homes had water damage. Strong thunderstorm Winds gusting up to 60 mph downed numerous branches and several signs in Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, and Brown Counties.

June 4, 1991:

Heavy rains of 3 to 7 inches caused street flooding in Harrold. Several county roads in Stanley, Sully, Hughes, and Lyman Counties were closed due to flooding. Some rainfall amounts include 1.83 inches at Oahe Dam; 1.96 inches, 12 miles SSW of Harrold; and 3.20 inches, two miles North of Onaka.

June 4, 1993:

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook a portion of northeast South Dakota but caused no real damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was 22 miles northwest of Morris, Minnesota or 38 miles east of Sisseton and was felt in most of Roberts, Grant, and Deuel Counties. The quake was the first in the area since 1975.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1954)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 35 (1954)
Mobridge: 95 (1939) Mobridge: 37 (1943)
Pierre: 94 (1939) Pierre: 38 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1934) Sisseton: 35 (1945)
Timber Lake: 98 (1914) Timber Lake: 35 (1943)
Watertown: 92 (1933) Watertown: 34 (1951)
Wheaton: 97 (1968) Wheaton: 35 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.67" (1896)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1991)
Mobridge: 3.12" (1942)
Pierre: 1.74" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.68" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.36" (1942)
Watertown: 2.66" (1980)
Wheaton: 1.98" (1980)


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