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 30 September 1971 → Known as the Grande Dame of Hurricanes, Hurricane Ginger was the longest lasting Atlantic hurricane of the 20th Century. She began her 27 day journey east of the Bahamas, went out to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, then turned around and came back to the west. The storm struck the North Carolina coast on this date, bringing 10 inches of rain and $10 million in damage.
 30 September 1987 → South Bend, IN received a thunder snowstorm.

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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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