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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 25, 1961:

This storm started late in the evening on the 25th and went into the early morning hours of the 26th. A sizeable area suffered 50 to 100 percent loss of crops resulting from hail over the following counties, Bison, Perkins, Faulk, Onida, Sully, and western Hand. Corn was stripped of leaves and broken off. Oats and wheat were flattened. High winds with recorded gusts of 75 to 80 miles per hour cause numerous power failures and damaged trees in Pierre. Winds also unroofed a small cattle shed in Redfield.

July 25, 1972:

Unofficial rainfall amounts of 8 inches caused flash flooding in Ferney, and surrounding area. Water, over two feet depth was reported in a parking area. Basements were flooded and foundations were damaged. The heavy rain caused extensive damage to crops in the area.

July 25, 1984:

Severe thunderstorms caused considerable damage to the Pierre area. Winds were gusting to 83 mph at the Pierre airport, where thirteen planes, as well as several hangars were destroyed. In town, a home and three businesses lost their roofs and a trailer home was destroyed. Rains of four inches in thirty minutes produced flash flooding with some streets closed for a period of time. Some basements were reported to have 6 to 8 inches of water in them. At Dupree, high winds caused extensive damage to the grandstand roof at the fairgrounds. Along the entire path of the thunderstorms, hail and high winds broke windows, damaged cars, downed trees, damaged crops, and caused power outages.

July 25, 1993:

Lake Kampeska, near Watertown reached near record level at 37 inches over full mark due to runoff from heavy rains in previous days. Dozens of homes and two businesses were flooded out. About 100,000 sandbags were distributed to help prevent more flood damage to lakeside property owners.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1931) Aberdeen: 44 (1911)
Kennebec: 111 (2003) Kennebec: 41 (1911)
Mobridge: 108 (1931) Mobridge: 43 (1911)
Pierre: 109 (2007) Pierre: 48 (2004)
Sisseton: 105 (1976) Sisseton: 49 (2004)
Timber Lake: 106 (1931) Timber Lake: 42 (1918)
Watertown: 105 (1931) Watertown: 43 (1904)
Wheaton: 109 (1931) Wheaton: 49 (1991)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.72" (1972)
Kennebec: 2.70" (1918)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1982)
Pierre: 4.00" (1984)
Sisseton: 3.22" (1993)
Timber Lake: 1.21" (1982)
Watertown: 2.61" (1953)
Wheaton: 2.02" (1993)


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