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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 21, 1987:

Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at Valentine, Nebraska, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen, South Dakota. Temperatures warmed rapidly during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland, Kansas warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees.

October 21, 1989:

Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico, Arkansas with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach, Florida with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came to an end, but not before leaving Marquette, Michigan buried under 12.7 inches of snow, a record 24 hour total for October.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 86 (1947) Aberdeen: 9 (1987)
Kennebec: 95 (1947) Kennebec: 13 (1910)
Mobridge: 89 (1947) Mobridge: 10 (1930)
Pierre: 93 (1947) Pierre: 14 (1987)
Sisseton: 82 (1947) Sisseton: 14 (1936)
Timber Lake: 88 (1947) Timber Lake: 12 (1936)
Watertown: 83 (1947) Watertown: 7 (1930)
Wheaton: 83 (1927) Wheaton: 8 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.60" (1906) Aberdeen: 16.0" (1906)
Kennebec: 0.54" (1953) Kennebec: 2.0" (1906)
Mobridge: 0.32" (2008) Mobridge: 1.3" (2002)
Pierre: 0.65" (1953) Pierre: 0.4" (1898)
Sisseton: 0.51" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1953) Timber Lake: 0.5" (1996)
Watertown: 0.52" (1959) Watertown: 2.3" (1951)
Wheaton: 0.68" (2009) Wheaton: 2.5" (2002)


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