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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 28, 1986:

Very intense thunderstorms developed in South Dakota and Nebraska and moved into Iowa. The first of these storms produced a tornado that crossed into Iowa south of Sioux City and slammed into a coal-burning power plant. This tornado caused between 25 and 50 million dollars damage to the plant. The tornado continued across farmland, then damaged a store and flattened a motel in Sloan before lifting up.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 109 (1975) Aberdeen: 44 (1981)
Kennebec: 117 (1933) Kennebec: 42 (1971)
Mobridge: 111 (2006) Mobridge: 43 (1915)
Pierre: 111 (2006) Pierre: 46 (1971)
Sisseton: 105 (1975) Sisseton: 44 (1904)
Timber Lake: 108 (2006) Timber Lake: 40 (1971)
Watertown: 105 (1933) Watertown: 41 (1928)
Wheaton: 108 (1917) Wheaton: 45 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.35" (1955)
Kennebec: 0.83" (2004)
Mobridge: 0.58" (2002)
Pierre: 0.80" (1986)
Sisseton: 1.60" (1942)
Timber Lake: 1.20" (1983)
Watertown: 2.45" (1953)
Wheaton: 1.28" (1918)


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