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 17 September 1932 → A tropical storm struck the Annapolis Valley in the Canadian Maritimes, destroying 300,000 barrels of apples in Nova Scotia. A second tropical storm would strike Nova Scotia just seven days later.
 17 September 1936 → Tropical storm remnants brought up to 30 inches of rain to central Texas, resulting in massive flooding. In San Angelo the Concho River reached one of its highest stages on record and inundated the city. One thousand homes were damaged or destroyed, two bridges were swept away, and there were 100 rescues performed. Water was six feet deep in the lobby of the Naylor Hotel.
 17 September 1947 → The Fort Lauderdale Hurricane struck the east coast of Florida as a high-end Category 4, resulting in 51 fatalities. Hurricane force winds extended 120 miles out from the center, and produced the highest measured ground wind speeds in a Florida hurricane until Hurricane Andrew. The storm then crossed the Gulf of Mexico and produced 110 mph winds at New Orleans.
 17 September 2004 → Flooding and mudslides killed more than 3,000 people in Haiti in Hurricane Jeanne.

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November 22, 1979:

Snow began falling during the morning hours on the 21st and continued until the evening hours on the 22nd. Snowfall totals were in the 6 to 13 inch range with thirteen inches at Sioux Falls being the largest amount reported. Moderate winds of 20 to 35 mph made travel very difficult. Approximately 50 percent of the corn remained in the fields. The snow did not harm the corn so most of it was still harvested.

November 22, 1985:

Extreme cold temperatures occurred over South Dakota from November 22nd through the 28th, with low temperatures dropping well below zero. Record low temperatures were set in most areas and Aberdeen set a record low for five of the seven days. Three of those five record lows still stand today: -17 on the 23rd, -18 on the 27th, and -21 on the 28th. The other records set at the time (-16 on both the 24th and 26th), were both broken in November 1996.

November 22, 2003:

Heavy snow of 6 to 10 inches fell across Big Stone and Traverse counties in Minnesota, as well as northeastern South Dakota, from the evening of the 22nd to the afternoon of the 23rd. Dumont received 6 inches of snow, with 10 inches reported in Ortonville. Six inches of snow was also reported in Wilmot, White Rock, Estelline, and near Stone Bridge; 7 inches was reported Toronto; 8 inches in Big Stone City; and 9 inches at Clear Lake. Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches also fell in Corson and Lyman counties in South Dakota. Some other snowfall amounts included 8 inches northwest of Presho, Kennebec, and near Iona; and 9 inches southwest of Keldron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (2006) Aberdeen: -14 (1895)
Kennebec: 75 (2006) Kennebec: -10 (1929)
Mobridge: 67 (1912) Mobridge: -8 (1929)
Pierre: 68 (2006) Pierre: -2 (1947)
Sisseton: 67 (2006) Sisseton: -5 (1996)
Timber Lake: 65 (2002) Timber Lake: -6 (1929)
Watertown: 61 (2006) Watertown: -10 (1898)
Wheaton: 60 (1960) Wheaton: -6 (1929)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.25" (1921) Aberdeen: 2.6" (1993)
Kennebec: 0.35" (2008) Kennebec: 6.0" (1983)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1931) Mobridge: 3.0" (1996)
Pierre: 0.25" (1909) Pierre: 2.8" (1909)
Sisseton: 0.58" (1963) Sisseton: 4.0" (1985)
Timber Lake: 0.22" (2003) Timber Lake: 3.5" (1931)
Watertown: 0.51" (1963) Watertown: 4.0" (2003)
Wheaton: 0.65" (1963) Wheaton: 3.8" (1948)"


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