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 26 October 1865 → A hurricane sank the steamship USS Mobile in 1,700 feet of water off the Georgia coast. The wreck, laden with 20,000 gold coins, was found in 2003.
 26 October 1998 → Hurricane Mitch, the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since 1780, struck Central America, killing more than 11,000 people. Winds peaked at 180 mph and maintained hurricane intensity for 24 hours after making landfall. The tropical system drenched the region with over a foot of rainfall.
 26 October 2003 → A surfer was killed while he was surfing in the storm-tossed seas of the Gulf of Mexico when he was struck by lightning near Destin, FL.
 26 October 2010 → The lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in the U.S. between the Rockies and the Appalachians with a non-tropical system was set at Big Fork, MN, with a pressure of 28.21".

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October 6, 1994:

During the late afternoon hours, a small tornado traveled for 3 miles along an intermittent path east of Browns Valley damaging several buildings on a local farmstead. Another tornado touched down east of Wilmot, South Dakota in Roberts County. The tornado was on the ground for eight miles and destroyed several small farm buildings, a garage, damaged farm machinery, blew down a grain bin, and uprooted several trees. Several hogs were killed when their shed was destroyed and minor damage was done to some homes. The tornado drove a 6 foot long 1x6 piece of lumber through the center of a large tree limb.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1993) Aberdeen: 19 (2012)
Kennebec: 96 (1993) Kennebec: 15 (2012)
Mobridge: 92 (1993) Mobridge: 22 (2000)
Pierre: 98 (1993) Pierre: 19 (2012)
Sisseton: 92 (1993) Sisseton: 13 (1935)
Timber Lake: 92 (1993) Timber Lake: 17 (2000)
Watertown: 89 (1993) Watertown: 20 (1935)
Wheaton: 93 (1993) Wheaton: 23 (1954)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.25" (1911) Aberdeen: 2.0" (1911)
Kennebec: 0.66" (1962)
Mobridge: 1.39" (1962) Mobridge: Trace (2012)
Pierre: 2.55" (2007) Pierre: 0.4" (1990)
Sisseton: 0.59" (2008) Sisseton: Trace (2012)
Timber Lake: 1.31" (1994) Timber Lake: 0.1" (2009)
Watertown: 1.25" (1911) Watertown: Trace (2012)
Wheaton: 0.82" (1977)


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