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 28 November 1905 → Sailors on a ship that got stuck 100 miles off the shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, MN froze to death.
 28 November 1941 → 347 houses were damaged or destroyed by a tornado in Toyohashi, Japan, southwest of Tokyo. A dozen people were killed.
 28 November 1960 → A winter storm produced 20 to 40 foot waves on Lake Superior near Duluth. Duluth was buried by a foot of snow whipped by 70 mph winds. Property along the north shore of the lake was flooded and battered by high winds. Thousands of cords of hardwood were washed into the lake and up to 3 feet of water flooded the main street of Grand Marais, WI.
 28 November 1979 → A sightseeing tour of Antarctica turned into tragedy as a DC-10 filled with 237 passengers and 20 crewmembers crashed into the slopes of Mount Erebus. Low clouds and whiteout conditions forced pilots to rely on instrumentation and an incorrect flight plan which flew the plane into the side of Mount Erebus.

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September 17, 1969:

In the late afternoon 16 miles east of Pierre in Hughes County, 60 mph wind driven penny size hail damaged crops and buildings in the area. Unofficial amounts of 5 to 6 inches of rain also occurred with the storms.

September 17, 1975:

Heavy rain and hail fell in the Pierre area during the night flooding streets and some basements. Power lines were downed by the strong winds. The damage estimate was in excess of 100,000 dollars.

September 17, 2000:

Lightning started a grassfire in western Stanley County in the early morning hours of the 17th. With the extremely dry and windy conditions, the fire quickly spread and consumed 25,000 acres of grassland before it was brought under control. Smoke from the fire was seen from 40 miles away. The fire also destroyed six outbuildings and an old unoccupied farmhouse. Some roads had to be closed due to the fire and smoke. Several electrical poles were also burned. Many residents were notified of possible evacuations. The fire was finally put out in the early morning hours of the 18th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1955) Aberdeen: 28 (1903)
Kennebec: 101 (1955) Kennebec: 24 (1903)
Mobridge: 96 (1989) Mobridge: 32 (1930)
Pierre: 104 (2000) Pierre: 34 (1981)
Sisseton: 96 (1955) Sisseton: 28 (1900)
Timber Lake: 96 (1989) Timber Lake: 31 (1965)
Watertown: 93 (1988) Watertown: 24 (1900)
Wheaton: 94 (1955) Wheaton: 26 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.50" (1967)
Kennebec: 0.81" (1950)
Mobridge: 2.25" (1977)
Pierre: 1.94" (1969)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.70" (1967)
Watertown: 1.07" (1942)
Wheaton: 1.50" (2006) Wheaton: Trace (1918)


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