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August 28, 1990:

The deadliest tornado of 1990, killed 29 people and caused at least 350 injures as it ravaged parts of Kendall and Will Counties in northeastern Illinois. The tornado produced F5 damage as it approached the western part of the city of Plainfield. As the tornado travelled through Plainfield and Crest Hill, it destroyed several schools with enrollments totaling over 1,500 pupils. Fortunately, classes had not been scheduled to start until the next day. Oddly, no known photographs or videos of the actual tornado exist. The tornado was embedded in heavy rain and hail during most of its lifetime, thus preventing visual warning of the impending event.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1937) Aberdeen: 31 (1893)
Kennebec: 105 (1959) Kennebec: 34 (1911)
Mobridge: 103 (1991) Mobridge: 36 (1935)
Pierre: 106 (1991) Pierre: 41 (1988)
Sisseton: 101 (1973) Sisseton: 36 (1965)
Timber Lake: 101 (1991) Timber Lake: 38 (1988)
Watertown: 98 (1984) Watertown: 32 (1965)
Wheaton: 101 (1973) Wheaton: 37 (1965)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1993)
Kennebec: 1.90" (1975)
Mobridge: 0.42" (1968)
Pierre: 0.66" (1968)
Sisseton: 1.03" (1999)
Timber Lake: 0.34" (1956)
Watertown: 1.41" (1932)
Wheaton: 0.93" (1975)


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