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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 29, 1982:

An early season Tornado briefly touched down at Swett, South Dakota (11 miles west of Martin). The tornado overturned and heavily damaged a mobile home. One person was slightly injured and another barely escaped injury, as he left the trailer just seconds before the storm struck.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 78 (1986) Aberdeen: -9 (1969)
Kennebec: 87 (1943) Kennebec: -10 (1965)
Mobridge: 76 (1967) Mobridge: -5 (1964)
Pierre: 80 (1946) Pierre: -7 (1965)
Sisseton: 80 (1986) Sisseton: -5 (1969)
Timber Lake: 79 (1967) Timber Lake: -7 (1965)
Watertown: 76 (1967) Watertown: -12 (1969)
Wheaton: 79 (1986) Wheaton: -11 (1969)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.16" (1998) Aberdeen: 9.0" (1924)
Kennebec: 1.70" (2007) Kennebec: 4.0" (1980)
Mobridge: 0.96" (1977) Mobridge: 7.7" (1977)
Pierre: 1.48" (1998) Pierre: 5.5" (1934)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1937) Sisseton: 6.0" (1900)
Timber Lake: 1.53" (1977) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1977)
Watertown: 1.95" (1924) Watertown: 14.0" (1924)
Wheaton: 0.75" (1924) Wheaton: 6.0" (1924)


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