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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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March 27, 1993:

Rain and a rapid snowmelt caused the Big Sioux and Vermillion Rivers to rise to 1 to 8 feet above flood stage March 26th through March 31st, 1993. The worst of the flooding occurred in far southeast South Dakota where large areas of farmland were under water. The floodwaters closed at least 4 state highways in southeast South Dakota and blocked dozens of smaller roads in the east. Large chunks of ice on the Big Sioux led to many temporary ice jams. The ice jams took out fences and washed out roads. In some areas the ice had to be pushed off of the roads with tractors.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 83 (1946) Aberdeen: -12 (1913)
Kennebec: 89 (1988) Kennebec: -10 (1913)
Mobridge: 84 (1946) Mobridge: -5 (1913)
Pierre: 87 (1988) Pierre: 4 (1970)
Sisseton: 78 (1946) Sisseton: 0 (1955)
Timber Lake: 84 (1946) Timber Lake: -4 (1931)
Watertown: 76 (1946) Watertown: -4 (1913)
Wheaton: 66 (1968) Wheaton: 0 (1955)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.81" (1975) Aberdeen: 7.2" (1975)
Kennebec: 1.80" (2004) Kennebec: 10.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1975) Mobridge: 11.2" (1975)
Pierre: 1.40" (2004) Pierre: 2.0" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.27" (1995) Sisseton: 8.0" (1984)
Timber Lake: 0.91" (1950) Timber Lake: 9.0" (1950)
Watertown: 1.90" (1921) Watertown: 6.0" (1921)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1975) Wheaton: 6.0" (1975)


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