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 28 December 1879 → All 74 lives were lost when a passenger train plunged from the Tay Bridge (Dundee, Scotland) into the Tay Estuary as the middle section of the bridge collapsed. Although the bridge was poorly constructed and had already been weakened in earlier gales (including the pre-existing winds at the time of the tragedy), the ultimate failure is believed to have been caused by two or three waterspouts which were sighted close to the bridge immediately before the accident.
 28 December 1999 → From the 26th to the 28th two incredibly powerful wind storms tore through northern and western Europe. Winds were over 100 mph in France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Devastation to trees, power grids, and buildings was widespread. 140 people lost their lives.
 28 December 2003 → A severe snow storm hit northern California and southern Oregon. As much as 2 feet of snow fell along Interstate 5 closing a 150-mile stretch of the highway, stranding hundreds of travelers. Winds from the storm caused power outages to more than 200,000 customers. One man died of a heart attack after helping other drivers.

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September 23, 1984:

Snow fell from the early morning to the late evening hours across northwest South Dakota bringing more than a foot of snow to some locations. Camp Crook in Harding County reported 14 inches. Amounts between six and twelve inches were common across Harding and Perkins Counties as well as parts of Meade and Butte Counties. Roads in these areas were slushy with icy bridges. The snow covered much of the western third of South Dakota with depths generally an inch or less.

September 23, 2004:

Northeast of Browns Valley during the late afternoon, a tornado touched down and traveled through a cornfield and a farmstead before dissipating. The tornado damaged several sheds and a travel trailer along with toppling a large grain bin. The storm traveled northwest across Lake Traverse and into South Dakota where another tornado touched down south and southwest of Rosholt in Roberts County in the late afternoon. This tornado was stronger and destroyed a house, a mobile home, and a travel trailer. Another house and travel trailer were damaged and a shed was also ripped apart. The tornado also killed three cattle.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1935) Aberdeen: 26 (1983)
Kennebec: 103 (1935) Kennebec: 28 (1989)
Mobridge: 97 (1958) Mobridge: 25 (1942)
Pierre: 97 (2007) Pierre: 29 (1942)
Sisseton: 92 (2007) Sisseton: 30 (1989)
Timber Lake: 97 (1958) Timber Lake: 19 (1926)
Watertown: 95 (1935) Watertown: 23 (1983)
Wheaton: 90 (1958) Wheaton: 27 (1989)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.55" (1977) Aberdeen: 0.1" (1965)
Kennebec: 1.00" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.43" (1941)
Pierre: 1.48" (1977)
Sisseton: 1.05" (2004)
Timber Lake: 1.22" (1977)
Watertown: 2.40" (1977)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2010)


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