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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 10, 1982:

An F3 tornado was first sighted six miles west of Tintah, Minnesota. The tornado moved into the town of Tintah and then northeastward, dissipating north of Wendell. Two farms sites were damaged west of Tintah. Nearly one dozen farm buildings were destroyed and 50 cows were killed. Hail as large as softballs preceded the tornado into Tintah where there was extensive damage. A school and church received heavy damage, two railroad cars were overturned, homes and grain buildings were damaged and utility poles and trees were up rooted.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1987) Aberdeen: 20 (1981)
Kennebec: 93 (1900) Kennebec: 15 (1981)
Mobridge: 91 (1987) Mobridge: 22 (1945)
Pierre: 91 (1985) Pierre: 24 (1981)
Sisseton: 92 (1987) Sisseton: 22 (1981)
Timber Lake: 88 (1987) Timber Lake: 20 (1945)
Watertown: 90 (1987) Watertown: 21 (1981)
Wheaton: 90 (1985) Wheaton: 23 (1981)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 2.80" (1905) Aberdeen: 0.5" (1979)
Kennebec: 3.40" (1999) Kennebec: 1.0" (1979)
Mobridge: 0.86" (1956) Mobridge: 2.5" (1979)
Pierre: 0.92" (2010)
Sisseton: 2.67" (1905)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1999) Timber Lake: 1.0" (1979)
Watertown: 1.27" (1936) Watertown: 1.0" (1966)
Wheaton: 4.27" (1920)


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