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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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October 14, 1981:

Four days of heavy rain across northern Texas and southern Oklahoma came to an end. The heaviest rains fell in a band from southwest of Abilene TX to McAlester OK, with up to 26 inches reported north of Gainesville, in north central Texas. The heavy rains were the result of decaying Hurricane Norma, which also spawned thirteen tornadoes across the region. Seven deaths were attributed to the flooding.

October 14, 1984:

Dense fog contributed to a 118 vehicle accident on I-94, just south of Milwaukee WI. It was the seventh day of an eight day stretch of dense fog. At the time of the accident the visibility was reportedly close to zero.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 89 (1906) Aberdeen: 10 (1937)
Kennebec: 91 (1933) Kennebec: 14 (1937)
Mobridge: 86 (1933) Mobridge: 13 (1937)
Pierre: 90 (1962) Pierre: 20 (1937)
Sisseton: 90 (1933) Sisseton: 12 (1937)
Timber Lake: 83 (1964) Timber Lake: 11 (1937)
Watertown: 89 (1933) Watertown: 10 (1937)
Wheaton: 88 (1962) Wheaton: 22 (2009)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.51" (1966)
Kennebec: 1.05" (2007)
Mobridge: 0.19" (2009)
Pierre: 0.42" (2007)
Sisseton: 1.28" (1966) Sisseton: 0.2" (2009)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (2009)
Watertown: 1.57" (1984)
Wheaton: 1.20" (1966)


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