This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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 25, 1914:

An estimated F2 tornado moved east from 6 miles southeast of Isabel. Three small homes and two barns were destroyed. Twelve tons of hay was said to have vanished.

June 25, 1969:

On the northeast side of Groton, an F2 to near F3 tornado, destroyed a large grain elevator and uprooted huge trees. Four people were hospitalized. Estimated property damage was a quarter million dollars. Also, locally heavy rains caused flash flooding in Sully and Hughes Counties. A bridge near Harrold was washed out. Some rainfall amounts include; 5.34 inches at 23N of Highmore; 4.24 at 2N of Onaka; 4.14 at 12SSW of Harrold; 3.90 at 1NW of Faulkton; and 3.73 inches at Ipswich. Unofficial reports of 6 inches fell in and around Harrold.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1936) Aberdeen: 41 (1961)
Kennebec: 111 (1936) Kennebec: 35 (1958)
Mobridge: 108 (1936) Mobridge: 37 (1929)
Pierre: 107 (1936) Pierre: 39 (1958)
Sisseton: 103 (1936) Sisseton: 43 (1958)
Timber Lake: 105 (1936) Timber Lake: 36 (1958)
Watertown: 106 (1936) Watertown: 38 (1897)
Wheaton: 106 (1988) Wheaton: 40 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.08" (1969)
Kennebec: 1.24" (2003)
Mobridge: 1.92" (1978)
Pierre:1.15" (1910)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1956)
Timber Lake: 1.71" (1969)
Watertown: 0.97" (1930)
Wheaton: 1.63" (2006)


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