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 28 December 1879 → All 74 lives were lost when a passenger train plunged from the Tay Bridge (Dundee, Scotland) into the Tay Estuary as the middle section of the bridge collapsed. Although the bridge was poorly constructed and had already been weakened in earlier gales (including the pre-existing winds at the time of the tragedy), the ultimate failure is believed to have been caused by two or three waterspouts which were sighted close to the bridge immediately before the accident.
 28 December 1999 → From the 26th to the 28th two incredibly powerful wind storms tore through northern and western Europe. Winds were over 100 mph in France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Devastation to trees, power grids, and buildings was widespread. 140 people lost their lives.
 28 December 2003 → A severe snow storm hit northern California and southern Oregon. As much as 2 feet of snow fell along Interstate 5 closing a 150-mile stretch of the highway, stranding hundreds of travelers. Winds from the storm caused power outages to more than 200,000 customers. One man died of a heart attack after helping other drivers.

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April 10, 1965:

Severe Thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening resulted in severe hail reports throughout much of Clark County. Hail up to 2.00 inches in diameter was recorded 30 miles northeast of Huron around 2:40 PM. About 6:30PM, hail 0.75 inches in diameter fell near Garden City on a flock of wild geese in flight, killing 25 of them.

April 10, 1969:

The Elm River in Westport was the highest of all time at 22.11 feet, which is 8.11 feet above flood stage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1977) Aberdeen: 16 (1997)
Kennebec: 90 (1996) Kennebec: 10 (1973)
Mobridge: 86 (1996) Mobridge: 15 (2012)
Pierre: 94 (1996) Pierre: 8 (1997)
Sisseton: 91 (1977) Sisseton: 7 (1979)
Timber Lake: 86 (1996) Timber Lake: 13 (1997)
Watertown: 84 (1977) Watertown: 14 (1997)
Wheaton: 89 (1977) Wheaton: 14 (2007)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.07" (1945) Aberdeen: 4.5" (2007)
Kennebec: 1.17" (1935) Kennebec: 7.0" (1950)
Mobridge: 0.79" (1935) Mobridge: 2.2" (1959)
Pierre: 1.43" (1999) Pierre: 4.7" (2013)
Sisseton: 0.92" (1947) Sisseton: 7.0" (1993)
Timber Lake: 0.76" (1963) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.97" (1947) Watertown: 10.0" (2008)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1947) Wheaton: 3.0" (1992)


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