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 22 September 1810 → Fernhill Heath, England, was struck by what was probably Europe's widest tornado, with some reports saying the twister was nearly a mile across. Modern analysis suggests it was an EF4.
 22 September 1869Cleveland Abbe began forecasting weather in Cincinnati. Professor Abbe was one of the nation's pioneer weather forecasters and observers.
 22 September 1989Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the Carolinas with winds up to 140 mph. Hugo caused $7 billion in damage in the United States and $3 billion in the Caribbean. All together, the death toll was 76.
 22 September 1998Hurricane Georges raked Hispanola after reaching category 4 status, leaving 580 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, due mainly to flash flooding and subsequent mud slides in high terrain regions. Damage estimates from the storm exceeded $1 billion (US). Vivid lightning and possible blue jets, a type of rare upward lightning, were reported as the eye passed over the mountains of Hispanola.

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May 13, 1986:

A rare, Washington State tornado briefly touched down near Trafton, about 40 miles north-northeast of Seattle. Although short lived, witnesses observed the tornado destroying several pine trees, and lifting debris as high as 500 feet into the air.

May 13, 2005:

Runoff from heavy rain resulted in minor flooding along the White River from south of Belvidere to Oacoma, affecting mainly agricultural land along the river. The river rose over its banks and flooded U.S. Highway 83 south of Murdo for a short time. No property damage was reported.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1932) Aberdeen: 24 (1899)
Kennebec: 103 (2007) Kennebec: 24 (1966)
Mobridge: 95 (1932) Mobridge: 24 (1945)
Pierre: 99 (1941) Pierre: 24 (1953)
Sisseton: 92 (1932) Sisseton: 26 (1953)
Timber Lake: 94 (1941) Timber Lake: 25 (1953)
Watertown: 92 (1932) Watertown: 25 (1953)
Wheaton: 92 (1932) Wheaton: 26 (1953)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.82" (1958) Aberdeen: 1.0" (1924)
Kennebec: 1.40" (1908)
Mobridge: 0.60" (1933)
Pierre: 2.72" (1982)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1942)
Timber Lake: 1.18" (1916)
Watertown: 1.35" (1957)
Wheaton: 1.51" (1942)


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