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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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January 8, 1969:

New snowfall of 3 to 5 inches on top of 10 to 20 inches of previous snow cover were whipped by winds of 30 to 50 mph. Temperatures fell to around 5 below zero resulting in dangerous wind chills. This halted all traffic from early on the 8th to midday on the 9th, closed all schools, and stranded motorists.

January 8, 1975:

A band of heavy snow 60 miles in width fell during the day from central to east central South Dakota. Snowfall amounts of 4 to 12 inches occurred. There were a large number of traffic accidents.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 55 (1963) Aberdeen: -33 (1912)
Kennebec: 66 (1959) Kennebec: -25 (1894)
Mobridge: 64 (2002) Mobridge: -33 (1912)
Pierre: 61 (1958) Pierre: -23 (2010)
Sisseton: 55 (1963) Sisseton: -26 (2010)
Timber Lake: 62 (1958) Timber Lake: -24 (2010)
Watertown: 52 (1963) Watertown: -30 (1912)
Wheaton: 51 (1963) Wheaton: -22 (2010)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.25" (2009) Aberdeen: 2.4" (2009)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1992) Kennebec: 3.5" (1992)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1918) Mobridge: 2.0" (1918)
Pierre: 0.14" (1938) Pierre: 2.0" (1991)
Sisseton: 0.27" (1964) Sisseton: 2.8" (1964)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1992) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1992)
Watertown: 0.32" (1923) Watertown: 2.6" (1992)
Wheaton: 0.35" (1992) Wheaton: 3.0" (1992)


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