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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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November 17, 1971:

Snow generally fell off and on from the 16th through the 18th along a line from west central Minnesota to north central Minnesota. A series of weak low pressure waves moving northeast generally along a Sioux City to Rochester line caused heavy snow of more than 4 inches in a narrow band from Morris to Alexandria, then the snow band widened to 100 miles from Park Rapids northeast into Canada. This, being the first heavy snow of the season, caused increased vehicle accidents and also delayed harvesting of some soybeans and corn in west central Minnesota. Milbank received 3 inches of snow, while Wheaton went from no snow on the ground on the 15th to reporting eight inches on the morning of the 17th.

November 17, 1986:

Three to six inches of snow fell across eastern South Dakota on the 17th and 18th with the heaviest amount reported in Sisseton. The snow made many roads slippery. Numerous accidents occurred in the southeast part of the state. The slick roads were a factor in the vehicle death of a woman on Interstate 29, near Beresford in Lincoln County. Browns Valley reported four inches of snow, and Milbank reported 7 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 72 (1953) Aberdeen: -8 (1959)
Kennebec: 79 (1953) Kennebec: -8 (1959)
Mobridge: 73 (1953) Mobridge: -1 (1955)
Pierre: 74 (1953) Pierre: -7 (1959)
Sisseton: 74 (1953) Sisseton: -5 (1959)
Timber Lake: 70 (1953) Timber Lake: -8 (1959)
Watertown: 67 (1953) Watertown: -6 (1959)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: -4 (1959)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.11" (1952) Aberdeen: 2.2" (1937)
Kennebec: 1.83" (1952) Kennebec: 4.5" (1952)
Mobridge: 0.33" (1918) Mobridge: 2.4" (1971)
Pierre: 0.65" (1952) Pierre: 5.7" (1952)
Sisseton: 0.59" (1952) Sisseton: 3.5" (1969)
Timber Lake: 0.23" (1994) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1996)
Watertown: 1.40" (1958) Watertown: 8.0" (1958)
Wheaton: 0.37" (1968) Wheaton: 1.0" (1968)"


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