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 2 September 1935 → One of the most intense hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys, packing 200 mph winds and killing 400 people. The hurricane produced a 15-foot tide and storm surge waves 30 feet high. The barometric pressure at Matecumbe Bay, FL hit a United States record low of 26.35 inches.
 2 September 2002 → In Ladysmith, WI businesses were closed because of Labor Day. An F3 tornado touched down and damaged the area. Fortunately, no one was killed. The Wisconsin towns of Gilman and Wausau were also struck.

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May 4, 2003:

The week of May 4th through the 10th, 2003, was the most active week of tornadoes in U.S. history. Tornadoes occurred from Oklahoma to Tennessee, and as far north as northern Illinois. The outbreak first occurred across the Kansas City area from late afternoon into the evening of the 4th. Several thunderstorms became tornadic with a total of five distinct tornado touchdowns in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Two of the tornadoes received a rating of F4, two a rating of F2, and the last was rated was rated F1.

May 4, 2007:

The first official EF5 tornado destroys a town in Kansas. A tornado devastated the town of Greensburg Kansas and the surrounding countryside. It was the strongest recorded tornado since the May 3rd 1999, Moore, Oklahoma twister.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1926) Aberdeen: 20 (2005)
Kennebec: 99 (1926) Kennebec: 16 (1967)
Mobridge: 91 (1918) Mobridge: 22 (1954)
Pierre: 95 (2000) Pierre: 23 (1967)
Sisseton: 91 (1952) Sisseton: 25 (1944)
Timber Lake: 91 (1966) Timber Lake: 21 (1967)
Watertown: 90 (1949) Watertown: 19 (1967)
Wheaton: 96 (1949) Wheaton: 22 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.35" (1905) Aberdeen: 0.6" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1893) Kennebec: 2.0" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.04" (1999) Mobridge: Trace (2014)
Pierre: 1.04" (1905)
Sisseton: 1.21" (1901)
Timber Lake: 1.26" (1999) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.75" (1912) Watertown: Trace (2014)
Wheaton: 1.40" (1977)


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