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 2 September 1935 → One of the most intense hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys, packing 200 mph winds and killing 400 people. The hurricane produced a 15-foot tide and storm surge waves 30 feet high. The barometric pressure at Matecumbe Bay, FL hit a United States record low of 26.35 inches.
 2 September 2002 → In Ladysmith, WI businesses were closed because of Labor Day. An F3 tornado touched down and damaged the area. Fortunately, no one was killed. The Wisconsin towns of Gilman and Wausau were also struck.

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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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