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 28 January 1757 → On a bitterly cold day in York Factory, Manitoba, it was cold enough to freeze English Brandy. English Brandy freezes at -26 degrees.
 28 January 1887 → A rancher near Fort Keogh, MT, reported snowflakes that were 15 inches in diameter. The weather observer over at the fort did report snow that day, but did not specify how large the flakes were. Temperatures were in the teens and 20s.

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April 15, 1896:

A tornado (F3) moved Northeast from Burkmere which is 10 miles West of Faulkton. About a half dozen farms were torn apart. Two children were killed and the rest of the family critically injured as a home was leveled 6 miles Northwest of Faulkton, near Millard. Downburst damage was also noted at Cresbard.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1926) Aberdeen: 16 (1962)
Kennebec: 93 (1971) Kennebec: 18 (1990)
Mobridge: 88 (2008) Mobridge: 12 (1944)
Pierre: 91 (2008) Pierre: 20 (1988)
Sisseton: 86 (1976) Sisseton: 15 (1962)
Timber Lake: 90 (1913) Timber Lake: 15 (1961)
Watertown: 82 (1898) Watertown: 14 (1962)
Wheaton: 81 (1924) Wheaton: 17 (1962)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (2012) Aberdeen: 5.2" (2011)
Kennebec: 1.35" (2012) Kennebec: 6.0" (2011)
Mobridge: 0.94" (1970) Mobridge: 2.3 (2011)
Pierre: 1.40" (2012) Pierre: 4.3" (2011)
Sisseton: 2.87" (2012) Sisseton: 3.0" (1991)
Timber Lake: 0.85" (1970) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1970)
Watertown: 0.89" (2012) Watertown: 2.0" (1923)
Wheaton: 1.00" (2012) Wheaton: 1.0" (1991)


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