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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 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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