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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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October 11, 1987:

More than thirty cities in the Upper Midwest reported record low temperatures for the date, including Waterloo IA and Scottsbluff NE where the mercury dipped to 16 degrees. Tropical Storm Floyd brought heavy rain to southern Florida, moisture from Hurricane Ramon produced heavy rain in southern California, and heavy snow blanketed the mountains of New York State and Vermont.

October 11, 1989:

Much of the nation enjoyed "Indian Summer" type weather. Nine cities in the central U.S. reported record highs for the date as temperatures warmed into the 80s and 90s. Record highs included 90 degrees at Grand Island NE and 97 degrees at Waco TX. Strong winds along a cold front crossing the Northern High Plains Region gusted to 80 mph at Ames Monument WY during the early morning.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 89 (1910) Aberdeen: 16 (1935)
Kennebec: 97 (1910) Kennebec: 14 (1896)
Mobridge: 90 (1943) Mobridge: 19 (1946)
Pierre: 88 (1943) Pierre: 16 (2009)
Sisseton: 84 (1974) Sisseton: 15 (1935)
Timber Lake: 88 (1943) Timber Lake: 14 (2009)
Watertown: 88 (1934) Watertown: 20 (1959)
Wheaton: 87 (1995) Wheaton: 20 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.38" (1961) Aberdeen: 0.2" (2009)
Kennebec: 1.30" (1973)
Mobridge: 1.43" (1973) Mobridge: 1.2" (2009)
Pierre: 1.73" (1973) Pierre: 0.5" (2009)
Sisseton: 0.76" (1947)
Timber Lake: 1.15" (1947)
Watertown: 0.65" (2003) Watertown: 0.5" (2006)
Wheaton: 0.70" (1997) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.