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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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May 7, 1840:

The second deadliest single tornado in United States history occurred in Natchez, Mississippi. This tornado started in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and moved up the Mississippi, killing 317 people.

May 7, 1896:

A strong, estimated F3 tornado moved northeast from 12 miles SSW of Clark, to 3 miles west of Watertown, to beyond Lake Kampeska. It was estimated to be on the ground for a distance of 30 miles. Near the start of the path, a woman was killed and 10 people were injured in one home. Parts of a home were found up to two miles away. Barns were leveled near Watertown.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1928) Aberdeen: 24 (1982)
Kennebec: 98 (1928) Kennebec: 23 (1976)
Mobridge: 94 (1992) Mobridge: 20 (1929)
Pierre: 95 (1963) Pierre: 23 (1943)
Sisseton: 109 (1934) Sisseton: 26 (1976)
Timber Lake: 92 (1992) Timber Lake: 22 (1943)
Watertown: 89 (1934) Watertown: 21 (1976)
Wheaton: 91 (1916) Wheaton: 24 (1929)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.24" (2000) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1907)
Kennebec: 1.14" (1933) Kennebec: 2.5" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.30" (1927)
Pierre: 1.24" (2000) Pierre: 1.5" (1907)
Sisseton: 1.23" (1993)
Timber Lake: 1.20" (1927) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1950)
Watertown: 1.55" (1978) Watertown: 3.0" (1907)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1932)


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