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 28 March 1920 → An F4 tornado roared from northeast Indiana into northwest Ohio. 13 people died and 34 were injured in the devastation near Fort Wayne. Powerful tornadoes also struck Chicago and its suburbs. Additional tornadoes, up to F4 strength, tore through Tennessee and Alabama.
 28 March 1984 → 22 tornadoes struck the Carolinas, including several F4s. There were 57 fatalities and 1248 injuries, along with $200 million in damage. Nashville, TN tied their all-time record low barometric pressure (29.02").
 28 March 1988 → Grapefruit sized hail fell on Oklahoma City. The hail, along with winds gusting to 70mph, destroyed 1,500 new cars at the General Motors plant. Total damage around the city came to about $35 million. Other severe thunderstorms produced three tornadoes and baseball sized hail over other parts of central and southern Oklahoma.
 28 March 2004 → The only known South Atlantic hurricane was recorded as Tropical Cyclone Catarina's winds hit 100mph.

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August 20, 1904:

A destructive, estimated F4 tornado moved ESE from 7 miles WNW of Willow Lake, through the town, and on into Bryant. Most of the damaged occurred in those two towns. All buildings on at least three farms were blown away. One woman died in Bryant, Hamlin County, as the tornado swept across the residential west side of town. Another man was killed just west of Willow Lake, as his farm house was scattered for miles.

August 20, 1988:

More than 150,000 acres were consumed during one of many fires in Yellowstone. This was the single worst day of the fires and was later dubbed Black Saturday. More Yellowstone land burned on this day, than all other fires combined since the establishment of the park in 1872. Ash from the fires drifted as far away as Billings, Montana.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1976) Aberdeen: 33 (1950)
Kennebec: 107 (1976) Kennebec: 34 (1950)
Mobridge: 102 (1955) Mobridge: 40 (1950)
Pierre: 108 (1976) Pierre: 43 (1950)
Sisseton: 102 (1976) Sisseton: 39 (2004)
Timber Lake: 104 (1942) Timber Lake: 37 (1956)
Watertown: 97 (1955) Watertown: 37 (1950)
Wheaton: 104 (1976) Wheaton: 39 (1950)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.68" (1980)
Kennebec: 1.60" (1916)
Mobridge: 1.65" (1959)
Pierre: 0.96" (1979)
Sisseton: 2.24" (1966)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1979)
Watertown: 4.32" (2002)
Wheaton: 2.03" (1966)


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