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 18 September 1988 → In Cold Bay, AK, winds up to 75 mph and gusts up to 96 mph were caused by the remnants of Typhoon Hal.
 18 September 1991 → Duluth, MN, saw 2.4" of snow, making it their earliest snow on record and heaviest September snowfall by almost an inch.
 18 September 2003 → Though Hurricane Isabel had reached Category 5 status as it crossed the entire width of the Atlantic Ocean, it had weakened to a Category 2 by the time it made landfall in North Carolina on this date. Nevertheless, flooding was extreme as the storm produced up to 20 inches of rainfall in North Carolina and Virginia.

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October 20, 1987:

Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily highs 80 degrees or above.

October 20, 1989:

Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles, Louisiana and 42 degrees at Lakeland, Florida were records for October, and Little Rock, Arkansas reported their earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia and the Carolinas. Melbourne, Florida dipped to 47 degrees shortly before midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to 4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 87 (1947) Aberdeen: 12 (1930)
Kennebec: 94 (1947) Kennebec: 6 (1905)
Mobridge: 87 (1914) Mobridge: 14 (1916)
Pierre: 92 (1947) Pierre: 19 (2011)
Sisseton: 84 (1953) Sisseton: 14 (1952)
Timber Lake: 86 (1947) Timber Lake: 12 (1930)
Watertown: 84 (1947) Watertown: 13 (1916)
Wheaton: 84 (1978) Wheaton: 17 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1908) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1898)
Kennebec: 2.15" (1906) Kennebec: 2.0" (1936)
Mobridge: 0.94" (1963) Mobridge: 3.0" (1936)
Pierre: 2.20" (1906) Pierre: 0.6" (1898)
Sisseton: 0.79" (1963)
Timber Lake: 0.73" (1963) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1951)
Watertown: 2.50" (1906) Watertown: 1.0" (1916)
Wheaton: 1.23" (1934) Wheaton: 0.5" (1917)


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