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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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November 3, 2003:

Heavy snow fell across the area. Snowfall of 6 to 9 inches fell across Big Stone County in Minnesota, with nine inches in Ortonville. Heavy snow of up to eight inches fell across Grant County in South Dakota. Six inches fell at Big Stone City and 8 inches fell at Milbank. Heavy snow also fell from the early morning to around noon across parts of central South Dakota. Six inches of snow fell at Kennebec, Fort Thompson, Gann Valley, and Miller.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1903) Aberdeen: 1 (1991)
Kennebec: 76 (1917) Kennebec: 1 (1928)
Mobridge: 73 (1916) Mobridge: -1 (1991)
Pierre: 72 (1978) Pierre: 2 (1991)
Sisseton: 76 (1978) Sisseton: 8 (1995)
Timber Lake: 70 (1949) Timber Lake: -7 (1935)
Watertown: 73 (1978) Watertown: 2 (1951)
Wheaton: 76 (1978) Wheaton: 7 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.45" (1896) Aberdeen: 3.8" (1936)
Kennebec: 0.40" (2003) Kennebec: 6.0" (2003)
Mobridge: 0.15" (1935) Mobridge: 3.0" (1935)
Pierre: 0.44" (1983) Pierre: 2.0" (2003)
Sisseton: 0.22" (1983) Sisseton: 3.0" (1936)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (2003) Timber Lake: 4.0" (2003)
Watertown: 0.68" (1983) Watertown: 3.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 0.46" (1938) Wheaton: 2.0" (1926)


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