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 28 July 1945 → A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building due to reduced visibility from thick fog. Three people on the plane and 11 people in the building were killed. A million dollars damage was done though the building's integrity was not compromised.
 28 July 1952 → A severe storm with hail up to an inch and a half in diameter broke windows, ruined roofs, and stripped trees of leaves near Benson, AZ. The temperature dropped to 37 degrees, and hail was three to four inches deep with drifts 46 inches high.
 28 July 1997 → Fort Collins, CO was inundated by a flood that sent a 20-foot wall of water rushing through the city. Five people died.

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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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