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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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July 12, 1981:

Severe thunderstorms that started during the evening hours on the 11th, continued into the early morning hours on the 12th. Winds were estimated near 80 mph, 10 to 20 miles southeast of Eureka. This storm destroyed a number of steel grain storage bins. Strong winds of 58 mph were measured in Aberdeen, where many trees were broken and power and communication lines were interrupted.

July 12, 1993:

A thunderstorm dumped up to four inches of rain in 30 minutes, 25 miles west of Pierre. This storm washed hay into big blocks up to five feet high. The heavy rains also caused water to spill over an irrigation dam. Another severe thunderstorm occurred over Dewy County and produced high winds, damaging hail, and flooding rains destroyed crops and hay fields. The storm knocked out windows and screens in the Lantry area. Runoff from the storm moved rapidly through the streets of Eagle Butte causing water damage to homes and businesses. Water was reported flowing four to five feet deep through a cafe. Strong winds also tipped over a house trailer.

July 12, 2004:

Hail up to the size of softballs fell in and around Onaka, damaging vehicles, farm equipment, and homes. Lightning struck a home in Britton starting a fire in the attic, which resulted in significant damage to the home. High winds along with hail up to the size of baseballs caused some structural, vehicle, crop, and tree damage in and around Astoria and Toronto.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1936) Aberdeen: 40 (1941)
Kennebec: 105 (1973) Kennebec: 41 (1922)
Mobridge: 104 (1936) Mobridge: 46 (1950)
Pierre: 105 (1939) Pierre: 44 (1975)
Sisseton: 109 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1941)
Timber Lake: 102 (1949) Timber Lake: 45 (1941)
Watertown: 103 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1941)
Wheaton: 99 (1932) Wheaton: 45 (1936)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.41" (1981)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1997)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1927)
Pierre: 2.41" (1899)
Sisseton: 1.39" (1992)
Timber Lake: 1.24" (1952)
Watertown: 0.81" (1955)
Wheaton: 2.20" (1934)


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