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 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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April 16, 1967:

Severe thunderstorms moved through areas of central and eastern South Dakota, producing large hail, damaging winds, and even a few tornadoes. The event began in the mid afternoon hours and lasted into the evening. One of the tornadoes (F1) formed over Lake Poinsette in Hamlin County. From there it moved from southwest to northeast, toward the northern shore, then made a loop and traveled toward the southeast. Two trailer houses and a few small buildings were damaged. 11 people were injured when a trailer house was turned over onto one side, and then turned over on the other side. In Brown County, the storms produced hail 1.75 inches in diameter and 61mph winds.

April 16, 2000:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across parts of central and northeast South Dakota during the morning hours. The heavy snow caused many roads to become slushy and difficult to travel. The heavy snow also downed some tree branches. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Ferney, Miller, and Webster; 7 inches at Agar, Mellette, and Twin Brooks; 8 inches at Gettysburg, and 9 inches at Faulkton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1913) Aberdeen: 14 (1953)
Kennebec: 92 (1958) Kennebec: 7 (1961)
Mobridge: 95 (1913) Mobridge: 13 (1951)
Pierre: 91 (1958) Pierre: 15 (1961)
Sisseton: 86 (2002) Sisseton: 12 (1953)
Timber Lake: 83 (1981) Timber Lake: 12 (1961)
Watertown: 86 (1964) Watertown: 13 (1928)
Wheaton: 86 (2002) Wheaton: 11 (1928)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.99" (2003) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1910)
Kennebec: 1.33" (2003) Kennebec: 4.0" (1917)
Mobridge: 1.42" (1976) Mobridge: Trace (1973)
Pierre: 0.77" (2003) Pierre: 1.7" (2000)
Sisseton: 1.60" (2003) Sisseton: 7.0" (1945)
Timber Lake: 2.00" (1918) Timber Lake: 0.0"
Watertown: 1.75" (1910) Watertown: 10.0" (1945)
Wheaton: 2.11" (2012) Wheaton: 3.0" (1990)


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