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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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May 21, 1977:

Five tornadoes were seen by observers south of Clear Lake. One was five miles south of town moving northeast. Another was four miles south and one mile west of Clear Lake. Both destroyed trees and some small buildings. Three other tornadoes were sighted about two miles south of town. These touched down only momentarily with no damage occurring. Two tornadoes were seen in Southern Codington County. One was seen at Grover and the other was five miles south of Watertown. No damage was reported. A tornado was on the ground in the vicinity of Revillo. A few barns and some out building were damaged.

May 21, 1992:

A severe thunderstorm moved over northwestern Edmunds County causing high winds and penny size hail. In Bowdle there was considerable wind damage. Tree limbs in excess of five inches in diameter were broken off and fell on a car. Other tree branches went through the roof of a home. Two pickup trucks were rolled on their side. Three miles ENE of Bowdle a garage was moved 20 feet off its foundation and was stopped by a large tractor.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1925) Aberdeen: 25 (1895)
Kennebec: 99 (1925) Kennebec: 21 (1931)
Mobridge: 94 (1964) Mobridge: 23 (1931)
Pierre: 93 (1992) Pierre: 32 (1968)
Sisseton: 96 (1964) Sisseton: 32 (1963)
Timber Lake: 92 (1955) Timber Lake: 20 (1931)
Watertown: 92 (1964) Watertown: 28 (1928)
Wheaton: 98 (1964) Wheaton: 31 (1963)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.48" (1898)
Kennebec: 2.15" (1977)
Mobridge: 1.65" (1962)
Pierre: 1.01" (1899)
Sisseton: 3.84" (1965)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1962)
Watertown: 1.70" (1909)
Wheaton: 2.20" (1937)


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