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 28 November 1905 → Sailors on a ship that got stuck 100 miles off the shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, MN froze to death.
 28 November 1941 → 347 houses were damaged or destroyed by a tornado in Toyohashi, Japan, southwest of Tokyo. A dozen people were killed.
 28 November 1960 → A winter storm produced 20 to 40 foot waves on Lake Superior near Duluth. Duluth was buried by a foot of snow whipped by 70 mph winds. Property along the north shore of the lake was flooded and battered by high winds. Thousands of cords of hardwood were washed into the lake and up to 3 feet of water flooded the main street of Grand Marais, WI.
 28 November 1979 → A sightseeing tour of Antarctica turned into tragedy as a DC-10 filled with 237 passengers and 20 crewmembers crashed into the slopes of Mount Erebus. Low clouds and whiteout conditions forced pilots to rely on instrumentation and an incorrect flight plan which flew the plane into the side of Mount Erebus.

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July 9, 1938:

A deadly, estimated F4 tornado moved ESE across the eastern edge of Andover to north of Bristol. Seventeen buildings were destroyed at Andover, and at least one home was completely swept away. Seven homes and a church also suffered damage. An elderly person was killed at the western edge of Andover and a couple died in a home at the southern edge of town. About two hours later, another estimated F4 tornado moved ENE from 2 miles northeast of White, South Dakota in Brookings County to Hendricks, Minnesota. Only one person was injured from this storm.

July 9, 1972:

Wind gusts up to 89 mph caused considerable damage in the Pierre and Oahe Dam area. A drive in movie screen was destroyed. A camper trailer was turned over pinning 7 members of a family inside. Five of them were hospitalized. Numerous trees were uprooted at the Oahe Dam campground. A tourist information building was caved in. Hail broke out car windows on ten vehicles.

July 9, 2009:

Severe storms developed over Fall River County and moved eastward across southwestern and south central South Dakota. The storms produced large hail and strong wind gusts. Two tornadoes were observed in Todd County and two tornadoes touched down in southern Tripp County. A small EF-1 tornado tracked across Dog Ear Township from 311th Avenue to near the intersection of 289th Street and 312th Avenue, or a little over one mile track. The tornado blew down large cottonwood trees.

July 9, 2013:

A pair of severe storms moved across northeastern South Dakota during the evening hours of the 9th. These storms caused extensive damage to crops, especially west of Frederick in Brown County where beans and corn fields were completely destroyed. As the storms moved from Barnard, through Columbia and into the Groton area, the hail increased to baseball size. There was also some structural damage to siding along with broken windows.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 115 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1981)
Kennebec: 113 (1936) Kennebec: 38 (1895)
Mobridge: 112 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1929)
Pierre: 110 (1936) Pierre: 48 (1996)
Sisseton: 110 (1936) Sisseton: 43 (1977)
Timber Lake: 114 (1936) Timber Lake: 44 (1929)
Watertown: 105 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1899)
Wheaton: 100 (1976) Wheaton: 47 (1968)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.44" (1926)
Kennebec: 1.34" (2000)
Mobridge: 0.96" (1987)
Pierre: 1.40" (1944)
Sisseton: 1.25" (1946)
Timber Lake: 1.40" (2003)
Watertown: 1.18" (1946)
Wheaton: 1.24" (1993)


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