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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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September 15, 1977:

Sioux Falls residents received a rude awakening during the morning hours as thunderstorms rolled through the city. Over two and one-half inches of rain fell in the city in an hour and 15 minutes. The large amount of rain in a short period of time led to street flooding in some areas. Lightning strikes from the storms also started several small fires.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1955) Aberdeen: 28 (1964)
Kennebec: 105 (1955) Kennebec: 28 (1961)
Mobridge: 104 (1948) Mobridge: 28 (1916)
Pierre: 104 (1948) Pierre: 32 (2011)
Sisseton: 101 (1955) Sisseton: 30 (2011)
Timber Lake: 105 (1948) Timber Lake: 26 (1916)
Watertown: 96 (1955) Watertown: 29 (1916)
Wheaton: 95 (1955) Wheaton: 30 (1916)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.30" (1921) Aberdeen: 0.1" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1924)
Mobridge: 0.47" (1967)
Pierre: 1.32" (2010)
Sisseton: 0.92" (2004)
Timber Lake: 0.49" (1968) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1912)
Watertown: 2.56" (2010)
Wheaton: 0.95" (2004)


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