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 28 July 1945 → A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building due to reduced visibility from thick fog. Three people on the plane and 11 people in the building were killed. A million dollars damage was done though the building's integrity was not compromised.
 28 July 1952 → A severe storm with hail up to an inch and a half in diameter broke windows, ruined roofs, and stripped trees of leaves near Benson, AZ. The temperature dropped to 37 degrees, and hail was three to four inches deep with drifts 46 inches high.
 28 July 1997 → Fort Collins, CO was inundated by a flood that sent a 20-foot wall of water rushing through the city. Five people died.

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June 28, 1961:

This F2 tornado skipped ESE from about 5 miles south of Eureka to Lake Mina. About twelve farm buildings were destroyed. A house was damaged when a small shed was smashed against it in Hillsview. The storm struck north of Roscoe where a barn was unroofed. A stock water tank was blown over one mile away. A second F2 tornado struck west of Hoven. On one farm, a barn and five small buildings were destroyed, although grain bin nearby was untouched. Another farm, across the road, lost four buildings including a house. The Langford area of Marshall County was struck by an EF2 tornado shortly after 8:00 pm. An estimated 15 to 20 farm buildings were demolished or heavily damaged and a store in town was partially unroofed.

June 28, 1982:

An estimated thunderstorm wind gust up to 94 mph knocked down trees and caused minor structural damage to several homes just west of Wheaton, Minnesota.

June 28, 1990:

KDIO radio in Ortonville, Minnesota, clocked thunderstorm winds of 80 to 85 mph for several minutes as a thunderstorm passed. There were reports of numerous trees downed and scattered power outages in Ortonville.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 112 (1931) Aberdeen: 40 (1951)
Kennebec: 112 (1931) Kennebec: 39 (1951)
Mobridge: 110 (1931) Mobridge: 43 (1951)
Pierre: 108 (1936) Pierre: 42 (1951)
Sisseton: 98 (1961) Sisseton: 44 (1957)
Timber Lake: 107 (2002) Timber Lake: 42 (1951)
Watertown: 107 (1931) Watertown: 41 (1923)
Wheaton: 106 (1931) Wheaton: 39 (1923)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1915)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1965)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1941)
Pierre: 1.19" (1992)
Sisseton: 1.96" (1952)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1952)
Watertown: 1.65" (1939)
Wheaton: 1.24" (1952)


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