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 22 September 1810 → Fernhill Heath, England, was struck by what was probably Europe's widest tornado, with some reports saying the twister was nearly a mile across. Modern analysis suggests it was an EF4.
 22 September 1869Cleveland Abbe began forecasting weather in Cincinnati. Professor Abbe was one of the nation's pioneer weather forecasters and observers.
 22 September 1989Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the Carolinas with winds up to 140 mph. Hugo caused $7 billion in damage in the United States and $3 billion in the Caribbean. All together, the death toll was 76.
 22 September 1998Hurricane Georges raked Hispanola after reaching category 4 status, leaving 580 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, due mainly to flash flooding and subsequent mud slides in high terrain regions. Damage estimates from the storm exceeded $1 billion (US). Vivid lightning and possible blue jets, a type of rare upward lightning, were reported as the eye passed over the mountains of Hispanola.

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September 6, 2000:

Eight miles southwest of Miller, ninety mph winds destroyed three barns and a small garage along with severely damaging a creeper feeder and an enclosed trailer. Another building was moved from its foundation and damaged. An empty school bus was rolled several times before it came to rest atop a fence. Also, a window was broken out of the house.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1970) Aberdeen: 32 (1956)
Kennebec: 107 (1976) Kennebec: 32 (1956)
Mobridge: 102 (1976) Mobridge: 31 (1929)
Pierre: 107 (1976) Pierre: 36 (1956)
Sisseton: 98 (1978) Sisseton: 36 (1956)
Timber Lake: 102 (1976) Timber Lake: 30 (1929)
Watertown: 101 (1893) Watertown: 32 (1929)
Wheaton: 98 (1978) Wheaton: 35 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.20" (1992)
Kennebec: 1.72" (1948)
Mobridge: 1.25" (1911)
Pierre: 1.46" (1911)
Sisseton: 1.70" (1938)
Timber Lake: 0.97" (1981)
Watertown: 1.12" (2007)
Wheaton: 1.04" (1925)


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