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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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October 4, 2005:

A strong low pressure system developed over the Central Rockies and moved through the Northern Plains, bringing heavy snow to much of the northern Black Hills and far northwest South Dakota. Precipitation started as rain during the day and changed over to snow during the late afternoon and early evening, mixed with freezing rain and sleet. Heavy snow fell during the night and ended in the morning. Snowfall amounts were generally in the 6 to 12 inch range, with locally heavier amounts across northern and western Harding County. The heavy, wet snow resulted in many downed trees, large branches, and power lines. This caused numerous power outages and some minor property damage. A few locations had some of the highest daily snowfall amounts ever recorded in October. Camp Crook received 12 inches of snow, which tied for the daily record for snow in October. Redig also tied its record for most snowfall in one day for October with 9 inches. Lemmon had its second highest daily total snowfall for October (6.5 inches). Bison received 6 inches, which was tied for the 3rd highest daily total in October. Spearfish tied for the 8th highest daily snow total for October with 7 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 93 (1975) Aberdeen: 13 (1894)
Kennebec: 101 (1922) Kennebec: 20 (1935)
Mobridge: 94 (1963) Mobridge: 20 (1952)
Pierre: 94 (1947) Pierre: 25 (1988)
Sisseton: 88 (1975) Sisseton: 21 (1935)
Timber Lake: 92 (1963) Timber Lake: 20 (1952)
Watertown: 90 (1922) Watertown: 16 (1935)
Wheaton: 87 (1922) Wheaton: 25 (1988)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.98" (1926)
Kennebec: 2.08" (1951)
Mobridge: 1.60" (1915)
Pierre: 2.14" (1926)
Sisseton: 1.62" (1951)
Timber Lake: 1.82" (1951)
Watertown: 1.28" (1946)
Wheaton: 1.15" (1969)


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