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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 17, 1996:

Severe thunderstorms in Jones and Lyman Counties, during the evening hours, resulted in wind gusts up to 60mph in Murdo and Kennebec.

April 17, 2006:

A strong spring storm moved across the Northern and Central Plains, bringing precipitation and very strong northwest winds. Sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph, with gusts around 70 mph, were felt across a large portion of western South Dakota for more than 24 hours as the storm slowly crossed the region.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 87 (1915) Aberdeen: 10 (1953)
Kennebec: 88 (1958) Kennebec: 12 (1990)
Mobridge: 86 (1915) Mobridge: 10 (1953)
Pierre: 87 (1987) Pierre: 17 (1953)
Sisseton: 86 (1985) Sisseton: 11 (1953)
Timber Lake: 87 (1948) Timber Lake: 11 (1953)
Watertown: 83 (1987) Watertown: 12 (1953)
Wheaton: 88 (1985) Wheaton: 13 (1953)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.78" (1917) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1910)
Kennebec: 1.12" (1896) Kennebec: 4.0" (1930)
Mobridge: 0.95" (1978) Mobridge: 3.8" (1978)
Pierre: 1.17" (1978) Pierre: 1.3" (1978)
Sisseton: 1.18" (1967) Sisseton: 2.0" (2003)
Timber Lake: 0.75" (1918) Timber Lake: 7.5" (2011)
Watertown: 1.04" (1975) Watertown: 1.0" (1978)
Wheaton: 0.60" (1966) Wheaton: 5.0" (2003)


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