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 28 July 1945 → A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building due to reduced visibility from thick fog. Three people on the plane and 11 people in the building were killed. A million dollars damage was done though the building's integrity was not compromised.
 28 July 1952 → A severe storm with hail up to an inch and a half in diameter broke windows, ruined roofs, and stripped trees of leaves near Benson, AZ. The temperature dropped to 37 degrees, and hail was three to four inches deep with drifts 46 inches high.
 28 July 1997 → Fort Collins, CO was inundated by a flood that sent a 20-foot wall of water rushing through the city. Five people died.

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September 26, 1965:

A hard freeze hit most of Minnesota in the early morning causing the loss of millions of bushels of corn and soybeans. Some temperatures fell below 20 degrees far north in the state.

September 26, 1981:

A tornado touched down in the early morning hours several times east of Vermillion. Two barns received extensive damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1974) Aberdeen: 17 (1939)
Kennebec: 101 (1974) Kennebec: 11 (1926)
Mobridge: 94 (1952) Mobridge: 20 (1942)
Pierre: 100 (1974) Pierre: 24 (1965)
Sisseton: 92 (1974) Sisseton: 22 (1965)
Timber Lake: 94 (1914) Timber Lake: 17 (1942)
Watertown: 91 (1974) Watertown: 20 (1965)
Wheaton: 91 (1974) Wheaton: 22 (1965)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1908)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1929)
Mobridge: 0.59" (1932)
Pierre: 0.66" (1966)
Sisseton: 0.81" (1942) Sisseton: 4.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1915)
Watertown: 1.26" (1908) Waterown: 1.2" (1942)
Wheaton: 0.95" (1996)


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