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 21 October 1934 → A severe windstorm lashed the Pacific Northwest coast. In Washington, 22 deaths were reported and $1.7 million in damage was done, mainly to timber. Winds reached 87 mph at North Head, and waves reached 20 feet high on Puget Sound.
 21 October 1975 → Carlton Fisk made history on this day because of a walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series, after it had been postponed by rain for three days.
 21 October 1997 → The World Series game in Cleveland between the Indians and the Florida Marlins featured showers and very chilly weather for baseball: temperatures in the 40s with 25 mph winds. Florida won the game 14 to 11. The next day the two teams played in Cleveland again, with snow showers and temperatures only in the 30s. That time Cleveland won 10-3.

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September 3, 1974:

An early freeze occurred across Minnesota on September 3rd as temperatures fell into the upper 20s to the lower 30s. This was the earliest freeze on record in some parts of the state ending the growing season. Greatest damage was to the soybean and corn crop. Honey production was also ended. Damage estimates were in excess of 100 million dollars.

September 3, 1999:

Very heavy rains from thunderstorms repeatedly going over the same area resulted in extensive flash flooding in a 30 to 40 mile wide band from Fort Pierre in southeast Stanley County to Hecla in northeast Brown County. Rainfall amounts in this corridor ranged from 3 to 7 inches. As a result, the communities of Blunt in Hughes County and Onida in Sully county were severely flooded. Most of the homes and businesses were flooded throughout Blunt and Onida causing severe damage. Only a few homes in these communities were spared from receiving water in there basements. Most homes also experienced sewer backup. The sewer systems in both Onida and Blunt were flooded and shutdown. Many people had to go to temporary shelters as a result of the flooding. Aberdeen and Fort Pierre had a lot of street flooding resulting in road closures and detours. Also, several basements in Aberdeen and Fort Pierre had sewer backup. The heavy rain flooded many township and county roads along with several state and U.S. highways. Sections of Highways 14, 20, 83, and 1806 along with many other roads in central and northeast South Dakota had to be closed. Many of the township and county roads had massive amounts of gravel washed away. Some bridges received minor damage with some culverts also lost. A few pets and livestock were also lost as a result of the flooding. Many acres of crops were flooded throughout the area. The DM & E railroad had some of its trackline flooded for a time. Some rainfall amounts included, 3 inches at Fort Pierre, 4 inches at Hecla and in the Aberdeen Area, 5 inches at the Sand Lake Wildlife Refuge and at Blunt, 6 inches at Seneca, 7 inches 10 miles southeast of Gettysburg and at Onida.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1897) Aberdeen: 31 (1974)
Kennebec: 105 (1983) Kennebec: 31 (1974)
Mobridge: 99 (2005) Mobridge: 33 (1928)
Pierre: 104 (2005) Pierre: 36 (1974)
Sisseton: 96 (1976) Sisseton: 38 (1946)
Timber Lake: 104 (2007) Timber Lake: 34 (1961)
Watertown: 101 (1893) Watertown: 30 (1974)
Wheaton: 100 (1983) Wheaton: 37 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.53" (1941)
Kennebec: 1.30" (1963)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1941)
Pierre: 0.95" (1963)
Sisseton: 0.92" (2005)
Timber Lake: 0.80" (1951)
Watertown: 1.22" (1999)
Wheaton: 0.80" (1999)


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