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 28 December 1879 → All 74 lives were lost when a passenger train plunged from the Tay Bridge (Dundee, Scotland) into the Tay Estuary as the middle section of the bridge collapsed. Although the bridge was poorly constructed and had already been weakened in earlier gales (including the pre-existing winds at the time of the tragedy), the ultimate failure is believed to have been caused by two or three waterspouts which were sighted close to the bridge immediately before the accident.
 28 December 1999 → From the 26th to the 28th two incredibly powerful wind storms tore through northern and western Europe. Winds were over 100 mph in France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Devastation to trees, power grids, and buildings was widespread. 140 people lost their lives.
 28 December 2003 → A severe snow storm hit northern California and southern Oregon. As much as 2 feet of snow fell along Interstate 5 closing a 150-mile stretch of the highway, stranding hundreds of travelers. Winds from the storm caused power outages to more than 200,000 customers. One man died of a heart attack after helping other drivers.

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June 10, 1998:

Heavy rains of two to three inches in a short period of time caused flash flooding on the Crow Creek, near Gann Valley. As a result, some dams and roads were washed out.

June 10, 2004:

An F1 tornado damaged 3 barns and numerous other buildings on a farm located 22 miles west of Ft. Pierre. This tornado also downed power lines and broke windows out of a home. There were no injuries reported.

June 10, 2008:

A strong low level jet impinging on a surface frontal boundary extending across southern South Dakota brought many severe thunderstorms to central and northeast South Dakota. Large hail and high winds brought some tree damage, trees down, along with some structural damage. Eighty mph winds blew down a 46 by 100 foot Quonset with tin strewn over a quarter mile. Several trees were also uprooted in Hosmer in Edmunds County. An EF1 tornado touched down briefly and downed a power pole, snapped off a road sign, and blew a metal shed 100 yards destroying it. The tornado also broke off several large tree branches. This tornado occurred eight miles east-northeast of Eden in Marshall County.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1956) Aberdeen: 37 (1964)
Kennebec: 107 (1933) Kennebec: 35 (1964)
Mobridge: 101 (1956) Mobridge: 38 (1928)
Pierre: 105 (1976) Pierre: 42 (2008)
Sisseton: 102 (1933) Sisseton: 36 (1913)
Timber Lake: 99 (1956) Timber Lake: 40 (1947)
Watertown: 103 (1933) Watertown: 32 (1908)
Wheaton: 96 (1956) Wheaton: 40 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 4.02" (1939)
Kennebec: 2.00" (1899)
Mobridge: 2.90" (1939)
Pierre: 2.45" (1954)
Sisseton: 5.12" (1939)
Timber Lake: 2.07" (1941)
Watertown: 1.99" (1986)
Wheaton: 2.61" (1986)


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