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 30 October 1948 → The Donora, PA smog disaster finally came to an end. For five days pollution from industry in the area was trapped in the lower atmosphere over the Monongahela Valley, killing 20 people and making 2000 people sick.
 30 October 2004 → University of Hawaii students visiting the library had to escape through a window due to surging flood waters.
 30 October 2011 → An unusually severe early season winter storm swept up the Appalachians into New England. Over a foot of snow fell from West Virginia to Maine, with more than two feet in the mountains of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Winds over 50 mph were reported on Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard.

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April 14, 1991:

Thawing ice on top of a television tower fell onto buildings below in Garden City, Clark County. The ice had accrued during a freezing rain event on the 11th and 12th. No one was injured, but damage estimates ranged from $35,000-$40,000.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 86 (1942) Aberdeen: 9 (1928)
Kennebec: 89 (1942) Kennebec: 7 (1928)
Mobridge: 92 (1942) Mobridge: 8 (1928)
Pierre: 90 (1942) Pierre: 17 (1986)
Sisseton: 84 (1942) Sisseton: 19 (1905)
Timber Lake: 90 (1942) Timber Lake: 7 (1928)
Watertown: 89 (2003) Watertown: -5 (1928)
Wheaton: 88 (2003) Wheaton: 9 (1928)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.77" (1986) Aberdeen: 4.1" (1986)
Kennebec: 1.44" (1919) Kennebec: 5.0" (1986)
Mobridge: 1.20" (1912) Mobridge: 5.0" (1986)
Pierre: 1.34" (1986) Pierre: 13.4" (1986)
Sisseton: 2.66" (1986) Sisseton: 2.0" (1968)
Timber Lake: 1.17" (1930) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1986)
Watertown: 3.25" (1912) Watertown: 4.0" (1947)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1986) Wheaton: 3.0" (1961)


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