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 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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March 10, 2005:

High winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts to near 70 mph occurred across all of central and northeast South Dakota from early morning to early evening. The high winds overturned a semi truck near Mound City; knocked a large branch down onto a pickup truck in Selby; blew a glass door off a store in Clark; tore a sign down in Aberdeen; and ripped the roof off a mobile home in South Shore.

March 10, 2009:

A strong low pressure system tracking across the panhandle of Oklahoma into the Great Lakes region produced moderate to heavy snow across west central Minnesota and across much of north central South Dakota from the morning of the 10th to the early morning of the 11th. Strong north to northwest winds gusting to 45 mph resulted in blizzard conditions. Travel became difficult, if not, impossible across the area. Interstate 29 between Watertown and the North Dakota border was closed for several hours. Several minor accidents occurred along with some injuries. Snowfall amounts included; 3 inches at Browns Valley, Milbank and Ortonville; 6 inches at Wheaton, Britton, Pollock, Roy Lake, and White Rock Dam; 7 inches in Eureka, Webster, Westport, and near Hosmer; 8 inches 6 miles southeast of McIntosh; 9 inches in Artas; and 10 inches in McLaughlin.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 68 (1911) Aberdeen: -24 (1948)
Kennebec: 77 (2012) Kennebec: -13 (1948)
Mobridge: 70 (1911) Mobridge: -22 (1948)
Pierre: 74 (2012) Pierre: -13 (1948)
Sisseton: 58 (2012) Sisseton: -22 (1948)
Timber Lake: 75 (2012) Timber Lake: -25 (1948)
Watertown: 61 (2012) Watertown: -24 (1948)
Wheaton: 55 (1920) Wheaton: -10 (1979)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.01" (1894) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1904)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1956) Kennebec: 12.0" (1956)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1978) Mobridge: 3.3" (2010)
Pierre: 0.32" (1956) Pierre: 3.2" (1956)
Sisseton: 0.42" (2010) Sisseton: 4.0" (1914)
Timber Lake: 0.23" (1978) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1960)
Watertown: 0.32" (2010) Watertown: 3.0" (2009)
Wheaton: 0.18" (1986) Wheaton: 1.0" (1993) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.