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 16 September 1888 → A tornado in Washington, D.C., probably an F2, traveled up Maryland Avenue before it lifted at the foot of Capitol Hill. The Smithsonian and Botanical Gardens were damaged along the two-mile-long path.
 16 September 1926 → The Great Miami Hurricane struck that city as a Category 4. The eye of the storm crossed directly over downtown Miami and lasted for 35 minutes, prompting people to return to the streets where subsequently many were killed as the second half of the storm roared in. Very little of Miami and Miami Beach were left intact.
 16 September 1928 → On this day, a hurricane made landfall in south Florida, passing over Lake Okeechobee. The official death toll was set at 1,836 people.
 16 September 1999 → A massive former Category 4, Hurricane Floyd came ashore in North Carolina. Tropical storm force winds extended nearly 600 miles out from the storm's center. 35 of the storm's 57 fatalities occurred in North Carolina. Up to 19 inches of rain soaked southeastern North Carolina just 11 days after Hurricane Dennis brought up to 15 inches of rain to the region. Flooding was rampant, with much of the worst conditions occurring during the overnight hours catching people unaware.
 16 September 2004Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Alabama as a Category 3, but had been a powerful Category 5 four days earlier over the Gulf of Mexico. It had been Category 4 or stronger for 192 consecutive hours. It was the most southerly category 3 (at 10 degrees north latitude), 4 (11 degrees N), and 5 (14 degrees N) storm ever seen in the Atlantic. After landfall the storm took a bizarre track northward into Tennessee, then east off the Maryland coast, then back ashore in southern Florida, westward into the Gulf, and then making yet another landfall in Louisiana.

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May 1, 1959:

Aberdeen recorded a high temperature of 102, which is the earliest date that Aberdeen reached 100 degrees.

May 1, 1967:

The latest blizzard ever record for South Dakota ended on this day. Snowfall amounts in the west were generally 5 to 12 inches with a 16 inch report in Lemmon and 30 inches in the northern Black Hills. Winds of 40 to 50 mph caused blowing snow which occasionally reduced visibility to near zero and snow drifts of 4 to 5 feet. Other snowfall amounts include, 5 inches in Murdo and 6 miles SE of McIntosh; and 4 inches in Timber Lake.

May 1, 1997:

Heavy rains of 1.5 to 2.5 inches with an isolated 4.5 inch report fell over central South Dakota and caused flooding to several creeks, streams, low-lying areas, and roads. This early May rain only aggravated the areas flooded in March and April. Lyman County experienced the most significant flooding where 4.5 inches of rain fell, north of Vivian. Part of a golf course was flooded and some personal property was flooded along with the KOA campground near Kennebec. Some rainfall amounts include, 2.5 inches 7 miles NW of Presho, and 2.01 inches near Stephan.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1959) Aberdeen: 19 (1961)
Kennebec: 102 (1959) Kennebec: 11 (1906)
Mobridge: 92 (1959) Mobridge: 23 (1961)
Pierre: 98 (1959) Pierre: 22 (1961)
Sisseton: 98 (1959) Sisseton: 24 (1966)
Timber Lake: 92 (1992) Timber Lake: 20 (1950)
Watertown: 95 (1959) Watertown: 18 (1961)
Wheaton: 99 (1959) Wheaton: 21 (1961)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1949) Aberdeen: 0.3" (1967)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1983) Kennebec: 2.3" (1967)
Mobridge: 2.38" (1972) Mobridge: 1.7" (1967)
Pierre: 2.13" (1972) Pierre: 1.0" (1967)
Sisseton: 1.08" (1935) Sisseton: Trace (2011)
Timber Lake: 1.70" (2008) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1956)
Watertown: 1.77" (1972) Watertown: Trace (2011)
Wheaton: 0.99" (1923) Wheaton: Trace (2011) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.