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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 23, 1960:

Damaging winds and lightning caused damage to occur from Hand and Sanborn Counties to Marshall and Roberts Counties. A small airplane was destroyed and windows were broken by the strong winds in Miller. Some 10 to 20 farm buildings were destroyed. Also roofs, TV antenna, utility lines and trees were damaged in Kingsbury and Marshall Counties. Some heavy rainfall was also reported, including 1.65 inches 1NE of Bryant, and 1.44 inches 4NNE of Victor.

August 23, 1998:

Winds gusting to 65 mph in and around Milbank took the roof off a mobile home and wrapped it around a utility pole. The people inside the mobile home were uninjured. The Summit Dairy Barn had sustained major damage. The high winds also blew a shed and a large tennis court fence down. Several trees along with many large tree branches were downed all over town. Strong winds were also reported in Day and Roberts Counties. Winds of 60 mph also downed many tree branches north of Watertown.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (2003) Aberdeen: 39 (1987)
Kennebec: 110 (1936) Kennebec: 39 (1927)
Mobridge: 108 (2003) Mobridge: 38 (1928)
Pierre: 110 (1936) Pierre: 43 (1942)
Sisseton: 102 (1936) Sisseton: 40 (1984)
Timber Lake: 104 (1949) Timber Lake: 38 (1942)
Watertown: 98 (1936) Watertown: 37 (1927)
Wheaton: 101 (1925) Wheaton: 38 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.52" (1967)
Mobridge: 0.51" (1992)
Pierre: 0.69" (1982)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.66" (1985)
Watertown: 1.90" (1955)
Wheaton: 0.99" (1990)


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