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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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May 4, 2003:

The week of May 4th through the 10th, 2003, was the most active week of tornadoes in U.S. history. Tornadoes occurred from Oklahoma to Tennessee, and as far north as northern Illinois. The outbreak first occurred across the Kansas City area from late afternoon into the evening of the 4th. Several thunderstorms became tornadic with a total of five distinct tornado touchdowns in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Two of the tornadoes received a rating of F4, two a rating of F2, and the last was rated was rated F1.

May 4, 2007:

The first official EF5 tornado destroys a town in Kansas. A tornado devastated the town of Greensburg Kansas and the surrounding countryside. It was the strongest recorded tornado since the May 3rd 1999, Moore, Oklahoma twister.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1926) Aberdeen: 20 (2005)
Kennebec: 99 (1926) Kennebec: 16 (1967)
Mobridge: 91 (1918) Mobridge: 22 (1954)
Pierre: 95 (2000) Pierre: 23 (1967)
Sisseton: 91 (1952) Sisseton: 25 (1944)
Timber Lake: 91 (1966) Timber Lake: 21 (1967)
Watertown: 90 (1949) Watertown: 19 (1967)
Wheaton: 96 (1949) Wheaton: 22 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.35" (1905) Aberdeen: 0.6" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1893) Kennebec: 2.0" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.04" (1999) Mobridge: Trace (2014)
Pierre: 1.04" (1905)
Sisseton: 1.21" (1901)
Timber Lake: 1.26" (1999) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.75" (1912) Watertown: Trace (2014)
Wheaton: 1.40" (1977)


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