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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 25, 1989:

Low pressure over Nevada produced high winds in the southwestern U.S., and spread heavy snow into Utah. Winds gusted to 63 mph at the Mojave Airport in southern California. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to 12 inches at Snowbird, with 11 inches at Alta. "Indian Summer" type weather continued in the central and eastern U.S. Twenty cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 77 degrees at Alpena, Michigan and 81 degrees at Saint Cloud, Minnesota were the warmest of record for so late in the season. Record highs continued across central and northeast South Dakota. The record highs were 81 degrees at Aberdeen, 82 degrees at Mobridge and Sisseton, and a very warm 85 degrees at Wheaton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 81 (1989) Aberdeen: 10 (1942)
Kennebec: 92 (1940) Kennebec: 7 (1962)
Mobridge: 82 (1989) Mobridge: 10 (1942)
Pierre: 88 (1940) Pierre: 14 (1997)
Sisseton: 82 (1989) Sisseton: 12 (1942)
Timber Lake: 81 (1940) Timber Lake: 10 (1942)
Watertown: 84 (1927) Watertown: 11 (1942)
Wheaton: 85 (1989) Wheaton: 14 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.67" (1956) Aberdeen: 2.0" (1919)
Kennebec: 0.93" (1956) Kennebec: 3.0" (2012)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1954) Mobridge: 1.6" (1954)
Pierre: 0.85" (1954)
Sisseton: 0.63" (2010) Sisseton: 2.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.71" (1954) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1954)
Watertown: 0.45" (1970) Watertown: 1.5" (1919)
Wheaton: 0.57" (2008) Wheaton: 2.0" (2001)


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