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 31 August 1954 → Hurricane Carol swept across eastern New England killing 60 persons and causing $450 million damage. It was the first of three hurricanes to affect New England that year.
 31 August 1979 → Category 5 Hurricane David destroyed 70% of the Dominican Republic and took the lives of 2,000 of her citizens. The storm would go on to strike the U.S. and produce torrential rains up the entire length of the East Coast.
 31 August 1993 → A category 3 Hurricane Emily lashed the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Hatteras weather buoy recorded a gust of 98 mph and was deluged with 7.51 inches of rain. Diamond Shoals coastal marine buoy recorded sustained winds of 103 mph with gusts to 148 mph after the eye passed.

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September 13, 1928:

An estimate F4 tornado touched down in Yankton County. An entire farm was swept away just as the family was about to enter the storm cellar. A man and his daughter were killed.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1927) Aberdeen: 26 (1902)
Kennebec: 100 (2004) Kennebec: 28 (1949)
Mobridge: 96 (1927) Mobridge: 28 (1949)
Pierre: 99 (1939) Pierre: 31 (1949)
Sisseton: 94 (1952) Sisseton: 35 (1963)
Timber Lake: 97 (1939) Timber Lake: 25 (1949)
Watertown: 96 (1939) Watertown: 25 (1902)
Wheaton: 95 (1927) Wheaton: 27 (1923)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.00" (1896) Aberdeen: 0.5" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.24" (1938)
Mobridge: 0.96" (2008)
Pierre: 1.13" (1921)
Sisseton: 0.54" (1954)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1915)
Watertown: 0.63" (1993)
Wheaton: 1.35" (2005)


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