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 23 September 1551 → The Grand Harbour, located in Valeeta, Malta, was hit by a tornado which moved inland and caused extensive damage. A shipping armada in the harbor about to go into battle was destroyed by the tornado, killing at least 600 people.
 23 September 1815 → The poem "The September Gale," penned by Oliver Wendell Holmes, was written about a hurricane that struck New England on this date. Holmes was just six years old at the time.
 23 September 1983 → Super Typhoon Forrest underwent extremely rapid intensification as its central pressure crashed 92mb in just under 24 hours.

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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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