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 20 September 1845 → The "Great Adirondack Tornado," really a family of up to 4 tornadoes, traversed an incredible 275 miles, tearing down many thousands of trees across northern New York and northern Vermont. The damage path from the tornadoes and associated downburst winds was up to a mile and a half wide. Hailstones were as big as hens' eggs.
 20 September 1987 → A vivid rainbow was seen at Fort Simpson, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, during a visit by Pope John Paul II.

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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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