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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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December 2, 1978:

A low pressure center moved northeast from Kansas, causing snow to fall over all of southern Minnesota south of a line from Alexandria to Duluth on the 2nd and 3rd, with the heaviest snow falling from west central and southwest Minnesota to west central Wisconsin. Snow depths of six inches or more fell in southwest Minnesota with 10 inches or more at Marshall, MN. Winds averaged near 20 mph, and temperatures ranged from 5 to 15 degrees above zero while the snow fell, but the snow did not cause extensive problems for the area. Wheaton had 2 inches, Artichoke Lake and Browns Valley had 3 inches.

December 2, 1984:

Snow fell in the central and northeast parts of South Dakota from the late afternoon of the 1st to the morning of the 2nd, with amounts ranging from 3 to 10 inches. The heaviest amounts were in the northeast part of the state with Day County reporting 8 to 10 inches. Five inches of snow fell at Clear Lake, six inches fell at Waubay, Clark, Miller, and 12 miles southwest of Harrold with 7 inches at Redfield.

December 2, 2005:

Heavy snow of 6 to 8 inches fell across much of Jones, Faulk, and Spink counties from the morning to the late evening of the 2nd. Redfield had 6 inches of snowfall with 8 inches at Murdo.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 56 (2012) Aberdeen: -20 (1896)
Kennebec: 70 (1998) Kennebec: -20 (1919)
Mobridge: 57 (1959) Mobridge: -18 (1985)
Pierre: 67 (2012) Pierre: -14 (1985)
Sisseton: 59 (1941) Sisseton: -16 (1976)
Timber Lake: 61 (1949) Timber Lake: -24 (1985)
Watertown: 56 (1998) Watertown: -16 (1985)
Wheaton: 57 (1998) Wheaton: -21 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (1909) Aberdeen: 4.5" (1928)
Kennebec: 0.47" (1933) Kennebec: 3.0" (2005)
Mobridge: 0.33" (1996) Mobridge: 6.2" (1996)
Pierre: 0.71" (1933) Pierre: 2.7" (1996)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1982) Sisseton: 5.0" (1945)
Timber Lake: 0.87" (1913) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1913)
Watertown: 0.29" (2008) Watertown: 4.0" (2005)
Wheaton: 0.72" (2007) Wheaton: 7.6" (2007) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.