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 28 August 1937 → A devastating cyclone hit Hong Kong, killing 11,000.
 28 August 1990 → Plainfield, IL was struck by an F5 tornado, destroying several businesses and Plainfield High School. An apartment complex in Crest Hill was hit and 8 residents were killed. While the extent of F5 damage was not widespread, many residents were affected by this fast-moving tornado. There was a total of 29 fatalities from this storm.
 28 August 2011 → After striking eastern North Carolina on the 27th as a Category 1 hurricane, Hurricane Irene weakened to a tropical storm as it moved into New York and New England. Widespread flooding occurred from New Jersey through New York to Vermont, with 14 river flooding records broken in the Empire State alone. Ten thousand flights were canceled and several interstates were closed. Forty people lost their lives.

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May 29, 1953:

An auditorium was almost entirely unroofed, and barns, along with outbuildings were destroyed in McLaughlin. Seven businesses and two homes were also damaged. Estimate of property damage was set at $100,000. This tornado was estimated to have F2 strength.

May 29, 2004:

Hail, with the largest a quarter sizes, fell in many part of North central South Dakota. Lighting struck a house in Veblen and caused some damage. Glass from a broken window hit a man and some debris from the ceiling hit a woman. They were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. Heavy rain of 3 to 6 inches fell between Westport and Columbia with cropland and many roads flooded. Also some basements were flooded. Four, weak F0 tornadoes, also were reported. The first two touched down near Bath causing no damage. The other two occurred near Ipswich, also causing no damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1934) Aberdeen: 23 (1947)
Kennebec: 108 (1934) Kennebec: 23 (1947)
Mobridge: 104 (1934) Mobridge: 20 (1947)
Pierre: 101 (1934) Pierre: 24 (1947)
Sisseton: 100 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (1947)
Timber Lake: 96 (1939) Timber Lake: 21 (1947)
Watertown: 97 (1934) Watertown: 31 (1930)
Wheaton: 95 (2006) Wheaton: 35 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.76" (1979)
Kennebec: 1.03" (1985)
Mobridge: 0.87" (1962)
Pierre: 2.36" (1941)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1962)
Timber Lake: 0.78" (1916)
Watertown: 2.09" (1942)
Wheaton: 1.18" (2004)


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