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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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February 18, 1971:

Rain started in the afternoon of the 18th and by the late in the day, temperatures dropped to below freezing resulting in a glaze up to three quarters of an inch on trees and power lines. Many utility lines were downed by the glaze or by falling trees and branches. Temperatures continued to drop during the night changing the rain to snow by the 19th. Strong winds accompanied this snow causing local blizzard conditions.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 66 (1930) Aberdeen: -32 (1903)
Kennebec: 75 (1930) Kennebec: -28 (1938)
Mobridge: 67 (1930) Mobridge: -24 (1938)
Pierre: 70 (1983) Pierre: -22 (1967)
Sisseton: 58 (1981) Sisseton: -28 (1966)
Timber Lake: 68 (1930) Timber Lake: -26 (1966)
Watertown: 64 (1913) Watertown: -26 (1903)
Wheaton: 58 (1981) Wheaton: -31 (1966)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.33" (1991) Aberdeen: 7.2" (1991)
Kennebec: 0.58" (1991) Kennebec: 7.0" (1991)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1952) Mobridge: 2.0" (1991)
Pierre: 0.53" (1991) Pierre: 5.3" (1991)
Sisseton: 0.60" (1991) Sisseton: 6.5" (1964)
Timber Lake: 0.45" (1991) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1991)
Watertown: 0.42" (1991) Watertown: 5.5" (1991)
Wheaton: 0.60" (1962) Wheaton: 9.0" (1952)


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