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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 9, 1961:

A young girl in Bullhead in Corson County was killed by lightning in the afternoon while walking on the highway and her younger brother was slightly injured.

September 9, 1983:

High winds from the late evening into the early morning hours of the 10th blew through east central South Dakota damaging crops, downing hundreds of trees, breaking windows, damaging roofs and buildings, downing power poles and damaging vehicles. Gusts to 75 mph in Huron moved a semi trailer one-half block. Scattered power outages of up to 24 hours were reported in numerous areas as branches fell across power and telephone lines. Thirty power poles were downed in Kingsbury county alone. Corn, beans, and sunflowers suffered extensive damage in many areas with up to 50 percent losses reported. Gusts up to 90 mph were reported at Lake Poinsett, Lake Norden, and Estelline where roofs and shingles were ripped from buildings and numerous windows were broken. At Lake Poinsett, extensive damage was done to boats, docks, and automobiles. Several grain bins were also damaged or destroyed by the high winds.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1931) Aberdeen: 26 (1898)
Kennebec: 110 (1904) Kennebec: 31 (1943)
Mobridge: 105 (1931) Mobridge: 30 (1943)
Pierre: 102 (1994) Pierre: 35 (1943)
Sisseton: 99 (1952) Sisseton: 37 (2008)
Timber Lake: 106 (1931) Timber Lake: 30 (1943)
Watertown: 103 (1931) Watertown: 27 (1898)
Wheaton: 100 (1959) Wheaton: 36 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.56" (1970)
Kennebec: 1.90" (2002)
Mobridge: 2.10" (1927)
Pierre: 1.91" (2002)
Sisseton: 1.36" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.10" (1927)
Watertown: 0.88" (1947)
Wheaton: 1.35" (1954)


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