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 28 March 1920 → An F4 tornado roared from northeast Indiana into northwest Ohio. 13 people died and 34 were injured in the devastation near Fort Wayne. Powerful tornadoes also struck Chicago and its suburbs. Additional tornadoes, up to F4 strength, tore through Tennessee and Alabama.
 28 March 1984 → 22 tornadoes struck the Carolinas, including several F4s. There were 57 fatalities and 1248 injuries, along with $200 million in damage. Nashville, TN tied their all-time record low barometric pressure (29.02").
 28 March 1988 → Grapefruit sized hail fell on Oklahoma City. The hail, along with winds gusting to 70mph, destroyed 1,500 new cars at the General Motors plant. Total damage around the city came to about $35 million. Other severe thunderstorms produced three tornadoes and baseball sized hail over other parts of central and southern Oklahoma.
 28 March 2004 → The only known South Atlantic hurricane was recorded as Tropical Cyclone Catarina's winds hit 100mph.

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June 9, 1957:

Southwest of Faulkton, one of four funnel clouds finally touched down and cut an erratic path to the northeast. One home was reduced to, as quoted, matchsticks and tidbits. The tornado strength was estimated as F3.

June 9, 1968:

A short lived F2 tornado moved northeast from 6 miles northeast of Britton. Barns were destroyed, and trees were uprooted on three farms. Two cars were picked up and thrown into a ditch. One person in a car was hospitalized. Damage was estimated at $150,000 to property and another $80,000 to crops.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 33 (1915)
Kennebec: 103 (2000) Kennebec: 34 (1915)
Mobridge: 97 (1956) Mobridge: 39 (1928)
Pierre: 102 (1976) Pierre: 39 (1989)
Sisseton: 98 (1976) Sisseton: 35 (1989)
Timber Lake: 102 (1918) Timber Lake: 35 (1915)
Watertown: 97 (1933) Watertown: 30 (1915)
Wheaton: 96 (1976) Wheaton: 31 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.13" (1938)
Kennebec: 1.72" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.51" (1968)
Pierre: 3.33" (1971)
Sisseton: 1.53" (1963)
Timber Lake: 1.13" (1984)
Watertown: 1.12" (2005)
Wheaton: 3.44" (1939)


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