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 31 August 1954 → Hurricane Carol swept across eastern New England killing 60 persons and causing $450 million damage. It was the first of three hurricanes to affect New England that year.
 31 August 1979 → Category 5 Hurricane David destroyed 70% of the Dominican Republic and took the lives of 2,000 of her citizens. The storm would go on to strike the U.S. and produce torrential rains up the entire length of the East Coast.
 31 August 1993 → A category 3 Hurricane Emily lashed the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Hatteras weather buoy recorded a gust of 98 mph and was deluged with 7.51 inches of rain. Diamond Shoals coastal marine buoy recorded sustained winds of 103 mph with gusts to 148 mph after the eye passed.

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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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