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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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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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