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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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March 6, 2000:

A grass fire of unknown origin was exacerbated by dry conditions and strong winds, burning 1500 acres of grassland northwest and north of Brandon in Minnehaha County. Several homes were threatened by the fire but no homes were damaged; although farmland and some equipment burned. In a separate event the same day, a controlled burn went out of control, exacerbated by the conditions and strong winds. The fire caused one fatality and one injury. Damage was confined to grassland.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 69 (2000) Aberdeen: -16 (1899)
Kennebec: 76 (1972) Kennebec: -17 (1943)
Mobridge: 68 (1937) Mobridge: -20 (1932)
Pierre: 71 (2000) Pierre: -10 (1996)
Sisseton: 71 (1987) Sisseton: -12 (1989)
Timber Lake: 65 (1968) Timber Lake: -19 (1995)
Watertown: 73 (1987) Watertown: -16 (1899)
Wheaton: 73 (1987) Wheaton: -15 (1989)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1896) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.40" (1915) Kennebec: 4.0" (1915)
Mobridge: 0.74" (1983) Mobridge: 5.0" (1983)
Pierre: 0.73" (1908) Pierre: 7.3" (1908)
Sisseton: 0.67" (1946) Sisseton: 8.0" (1946)
Timber Lake: 0.35" (1983) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1995)
Watertown: 0.75" (1983) Watertown: 6.0" (1908)
Wheaton: 0.48" (1983) Wheaton: 6.0" (1995)


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