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 23 October 1091 → England's earliest known tornado was also one of its strongest on record. It has been rated as an EF4, and devastated central London. The church at St. Mary le Bow was badly damaged with four rafters, each 26 feet long, driven 22 feet into the ground. Other churches in the area were demolished, as were over 600 houses. London Bridge was destroyed.
 23 October 1761 → A violent hurricane struck New England, causing tremendous damage in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
 23 October 1920 → Tetsuya Fujita, inventor of the Fujita Scale, was born.
 23 October 2002 → Visibility was reduced to less than 100 meters during the Australian Dust Storm. It was the worst dust storm in 30 years.

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September 10, 1961:

In Webster between 1 and 2 am, a large farm implement was destroyed by a lightning-caused fire. Many implements, three cars, two trucks, as well as merchandise, were lost. Nearby buildings suffered damage from fire. The heavy rain was helpful in reducing the spread of the fire.

September 10, 1975:

Large hail up to the size of 2 inches in diameter damaged many acres of corn, flax, and millet fields during the evening. The area between Volga and Brookings received the most serious damage.

September 10, 1988:

Lightning started fires in Todd county southwest of Mission that burned nearly 14,000 acres of grassland and 4000 acres of timber. The damages were more than 60,000 dollars.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1931) Aberdeen: 27 (1898)
Kennebec: 106 (1931) Kennebec: 28 (1922)
Mobridge: 103 (1931) Mobridge: 33 (1943)
Pierre: 104 (1998) Pierre: 36 (1959)
Sisseton: 96 (1952) Sisseton: 33 (1955)
Timber Lake: 100 (1998) Timber Lake: 30 (1940)
Watertown: 104 (1931) Watertown: 26 (1898)
Wheaton: 108 (1931) Wheaton: 31 (1917)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.35" (1916)
Kennebec: 1.08" (1934)
Mobridge: 1.14" (1979)
Pierre: 1.11" (1934)
Sisseton: 1.04" (1961)
Timber Lake: 0.54" (2003)
Watertown: 2.02" (1933)
Wheaton: 1.23" (2010)


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