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 9 July 1979 → A thunderstorm pelted Midland, TX with golfball-sized hail piling up over a foot deep. Winds howled up to 75 mph, and the temperature dropped from 101 to 56 degrees in 15 minutes! Other storms struck Foard and Wilbarger counties in north Texas. Near Vernon, 80 MPH winds blew cars off Highway 287, while in Foard County Highway 70 was temporarily closed when a tractor trailer was blown over onto its side. A second tractor trailer was turned over near Crowell by winds estimated at 80 MPH.
 9 July 1982 → A Boeing 727 crashed in Kenner, LA. Pan Am Flight 759 took off during a thunderstorm and flew into wind shear, probably a microburst. All 145 people on board died and 8 people on the ground were killed as the plane crashed into a neighborhood, destroying six homes.

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September 30, 2006:

Severe to exceptional drought conditions improved dramatically by the end of the month across central and north central South Dakota as above normal rainfall was recorded for the month of September.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1989) Aberdeen: 15 (1939)
Kennebec: 97 (1989) Kennebec: 20 (1984)
Mobridge: 92 (1989) Mobridge: 24 (1939)
Pierre: 98 (1980) Pierre: 23 (1974)
Sisseton: 90 (1976) Sisseton: 26 (2003)
Timber Lake: 93 (1989) Timber Lake: 19 (1974)
Watertown: 87 (1976) Watertown: 20 (1939)
Wheaton: 90 (1976) Wheaton: 26 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.85" (1927)
Kennebec: 1.44" (1907)
Mobridge: 0.38" (1983)
Pierre: 1.02" (1911)
Sisseton: 0.53" (2004)
Timber Lake: 0.47" (1983)
Watertown: 1.60" (1995)
Wheaton: 2.79" (1995)


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