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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 28, 1989:

The seasonís first snowfall brought much needed moisture to the Black Hills and portions of western South Dakota as up to nearly a foot of snow fell in the higher elevations. The storms caused motorists a number of problems. A build-up of ice and slush in combination with blowing snow prompted the State Highway Patrol to close portion of Interstate-90 from Rapid City to Wall. Numerous multiple vehicle accidents were reported

October 28, 1993:

Very strong northwest winds gusting to 50 to 60 mph raked South Dakota. In Chamberlain, the high winds knocked over two concrete block was a high school under construction. A new home under construction southwest of DeSmet collapsed in the winds. Reported peak winds included 56 mph at Huron, 55 mph at Rapid City, and 52 mph at Sioux Falls


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 82 (1937) Aberdeen: -6 (1919)
Kennebec: 86 (1937) Kennebec: 2 (1919)
Mobridge: 84 (1937) Mobridge: 9 (1913)
Pierre: 87 (1937) Pierre: 15 (1952)
Sisseton: 82 (1987) Sisseton: 7 (1967)
Timber Lake: 84 (1937) Timber Lake: 10 (1952)
Watertown: 79 (1937) Watertown: 1 (1919)
Wheaton: 74 (1966) Wheaton: -3 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.02" (1991) Aberdeen: 1.9" (1970)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1991) Kennebec: 2.0" (1971)
Mobridge: 0.47" (1967) Mobridge: 2.0" (1991)
Pierre: 1.60" (1991) Pierre: 2.0" (1971)
Sisseton: 0.75" (1991) Sisseton: 2.0" (1971)
Timber Lake: 1.24" (1991) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1991)
Watertown: 2.05" (2004) Watertown: 2.2" (1971)
Wheaton: 0.52" (1940)


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