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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 29, 1927:

This estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from near Claremont, passing along the northwestern edge of Britton. The Claremont area had a $12,000 loss as a large silo was destroyed. A dozen homes had roof damage in Britton.

June 29, 2005:

Heavy rains of three to seven inches fell across far eastern Brown, western and northern Day, and most of Marshall Counties in the early morning and again in the afternoon hours. One location measured five inches of rain in two hours. Many township roads and highways were flooded along with thousands of acres of cropland. Water surrounded several homes resulting in people being rescued. Some of the homes were flooded. Many bridges were damaged and roads and culverts were washed out. In Day County, 30 roads were washed out and 15 bridges needed repairs. Some rainfall amounts include 5.04 inches in Britton, 3.34 at 8N of Columbia, and 2.08 in Aberdeen. Total June rainfall for some locations in Marshall and Day Counties was between 11 and 12 inches. The flooding continued into early July before receding by July 10th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1931) Aberdeen: 42 (1900)
Kennebec: 108 (1963) Kennebec: 40 (1985)
Mobridge: 109 (2002) Mobridge: 43 (1950)
Pierre: 108 (1963) Pierre: 41 (1985)
Sisseton: 100 (1963) Sisseton: 43 (1900)
Timber Lake: 108 (2002) Timber Lake: 40 (1985)
Watertown: 102 (1931) Watertown: 39 (1925)
Wheaton: 103 (1921) Wheaton: 40 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.08" (2005)
Kennebec: 0.82" (1918)
Mobridge: 1.85" (1993)
Pierre: 0.75" (1991)
Sisseton: 3.55" (1971)
Timber Lake: 1.76" (1993)
Watertown: 1.89" (1971)
Wheaton: 2.11" (1916)


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