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 22 September 1810 → Fernhill Heath, England, was struck by what was probably Europe's widest tornado, with some reports saying the twister was nearly a mile across. Modern analysis suggests it was an EF4.
 22 September 1869Cleveland Abbe began forecasting weather in Cincinnati. Professor Abbe was one of the nation's pioneer weather forecasters and observers.
 22 September 1989Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the Carolinas with winds up to 140 mph. Hugo caused $7 billion in damage in the United States and $3 billion in the Caribbean. All together, the death toll was 76.
 22 September 1998Hurricane Georges raked Hispanola after reaching category 4 status, leaving 580 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, due mainly to flash flooding and subsequent mud slides in high terrain regions. Damage estimates from the storm exceeded $1 billion (US). Vivid lightning and possible blue jets, a type of rare upward lightning, were reported as the eye passed over the mountains of Hispanola.

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October 15, 1987:

Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34 degrees at Montgomery, Alambama was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 34 degrees at Parkersburg West Virginia marked their third straight morning of record cold.

October 15, 1992:

Snow fell throughout the day across the north central and northwest part of the state with 2 to 7 inches occurring.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1958) Aberdeen: 18 (1992)
Kennebec: 94 (1958) Kennebec: 20 (1970)
Mobridge: 87 (1958) Mobridge: 24 (1970)
Pierre: 90 (1965) Pierre: 23 (1976)
Sisseton: 90 (1958) Sisseton: 10 (1937)
Timber Lake: 85 (1964) Timber Lake: 20 (1966)
Watertown: 88 (1958) Watertown: 19 (1992)
Wheaton: 89 (1958) Wheaton: 20 (1992)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.61" (1957) Aberdeen: 1.2" (1992)
Kennebec: 1.02" (1911)
Mobridge: 1.86" (1980) Mobridge: 2.3" (1992)
Pierre: 2.39" (1980)
Sisseton: 1.50" (1998) Sisseton: 1.2" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1980) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1992)
Watertown: 2.20" (1899) Watertown: 0.1" (1992)
Wheaton: 1.70" (1984) Wheaton: 1.0" (1985)


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