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 28 August 1937 → A devastating cyclone hit Hong Kong, killing 11,000.
 28 August 1990 → Plainfield, IL was struck by an F5 tornado, destroying several businesses and Plainfield High School. An apartment complex in Crest Hill was hit and 8 residents were killed. While the extent of F5 damage was not widespread, many residents were affected by this fast-moving tornado. There was a total of 29 fatalities from this storm.
 28 August 2011 → After striking eastern North Carolina on the 27th as a Category 1 hurricane, Hurricane Irene weakened to a tropical storm as it moved into New York and New England. Widespread flooding occurred from New Jersey through New York to Vermont, with 14 river flooding records broken in the Empire State alone. Ten thousand flights were canceled and several interstates were closed. Forty people lost their lives.

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July 11, 1909:

A deadly, estimated F2 tornado moved ESE across the Simpson Park section of Big Stone City in South Dakota. A bus was thrown from the road and the driver was killed. Two homes and several barns were destroyed. As the tornado crossed the foot of Big Stone Lake, it tore apart a railroad yard and killed four of the 26 Armemian laborers who were living in box cars at Ortonville, Minnesota. Nineteen were injured.

July 11, 1981:

Severe thunderstorms moved eastward across the entire length of the South Dakota along the northern portion of the state. Hail, with the largest up to nine inches in circumference, resulted in 100 percent crop loss, damage to numerous buildings and loss of livestock. Trees were stripped and large limbs broken. High winds also accompanied these storms. Crop and property damage was so extensive, total cost of damage was not estimated. Storms lasted into the early morning hours on the 12. Thunderhawk in Corson County had estimated winds of 70 to 75 mph that destroyed a machine shop and seven metal grain storage bins. In and around Pollock, a silo was moved three off the foundation. Power and telephones lines were down. Rainfall measured 2.28 inches in two hours in Pollock.

July 11, 1990:

The most costly hailstorm in U.S. history battered many parts of the Front Range of Colorado from near Estes Park to Colorado Springs. The hailstorm, which was accompanied at times by torrential rains and high winds, produced a swath of damage generally 5 to 10 miles wide. One of the hardest hit areas included parts of the Denver metropolitan region. Total property damage with listed at $505 million dollars, which is considered a low estimate.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 110 (1930) Aberdeen: 45 (1941)
Kennebec: 113 (1894) Kennebec: 41 (1922)
Mobridge: 108 (1936) Mobridge: 47 (1951)
Pierre: 111 (1973) Pierre: 47 (1993)
Sisseton: 108 (1936) Sisseton: 48 (1951)
Timber Lake: 110 (1936) Timber Lake: 45 (1993)
Watertown: 104 (1930) Watertown: 44 (1922)
Wheaton: 105 (1966) Wheaton: 47 (1932)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.95" (2000)
Kennebec: 0.71" (1916)
Mobridge: 3.66" (1997)
Pierre: 1.50" (1992)
Sisseton: 2.00" (1912)
Timber Lake: 2.15" (1989)
Watertown: 1.26" (1966)
Wheaton: 1.97" (1948)


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