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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 10, 1928:

The temperature reached 90 degrees at Minneapolis, Minnesota their latest such reading on record.

October 10, 1982:

October 8th through October 10th, 1982 record amounts of snow piled up in the northern Black Hills. Not only was the storm a record breaker because it came so early in the season, it was a record snowfall producer for anytime of year. Amounts of three to six feet were common across the northern hills. On October 9th, 1982 thirty-two inches of snow buried Lead. The thirty-two inches that day is the most on record for a 24 hour period in South Dakota. Lead's three day storm total of 55.3 inches is the largest single storm total on record in South Dakota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1910) Aberdeen: 10 (1919)
Kennebec: 96 (1928) Kennebec: 10 (1919)
Mobridge: 92 (1955) Mobridge: 20 (1987)
Pierre: 93 (1955) Pierre: 19 (1987)
Sisseton: 95 (1955) Sisseton: 13 (1935)
Timber Lake: 90 (1955) Timber Lake: 14 (1987)
Watertown: 86 (1910) Watertown: 14 (1935)
Wheaton: 90 (1928) Wheaton: 20 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.95" (1949)
Kennebec: 1.58" (1949)
Mobridge: 1.62" (1949)
Pierre: 1.78" (1949) Pierre: 0.9" (1977)
Sisseton: 1.17" (1961)
Timber Lake: 1.73" (1949)
Watertown: 1.10" (1961) Watertown: 0.5" (1977)
Wheaton: 0.82" (1997) Wheaton: 0.8" (2009)


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