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 2 September 1935 → One of the most intense hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys, packing 200 mph winds and killing 400 people. The hurricane produced a 15-foot tide and storm surge waves 30 feet high. The barometric pressure at Matecumbe Bay, FL hit a United States record low of 26.35 inches.
 2 September 2002 → In Ladysmith, WI businesses were closed because of Labor Day. An F3 tornado touched down and damaged the area. Fortunately, no one was killed. The Wisconsin towns of Gilman and Wausau were also struck.

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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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