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 21 December 1944 → The Battle of the Bulge lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. By this time Germany was clearly losing World War II and Hitler was hoping to regain advantage if the attack would occur in bad weather to prevent the Allied Air Forces from being effective. As the Americans occupied the strategic position of Bastogne, the German army surrounded the city. However because of bad weather, planes were unable to fly and provide supplies by air drop to the American Forces. On December 29 the weather finally cleared up and much needed supplies were received. The Americans then launched a counteroffensive, but soldiers had to fight the cold and snow as well.
 21 December 1967 → The City Hall and a large portion of the business district of Potosi, MO was destroyed by an F4 tornado. There were 52 injuries and 3 deaths.

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April 22, 1968:

A late season snow storm affected most of South Dakota, with the heaviest snowfall measuring 18 in. at Eagle Butte. In addition, localized icing damaged utility lines, 40mph winds caused localized blizzard conditions, and some calf losses were reported.

April 22, 2001:

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: 90 (1990) Aberdeen: 20 (1956)
Kennebec: 94 (1980) Kennebec: 16 (1954)
Mobridge: 93 (1990) Mobridge: 14 (1927)
Pierre: 90 (1990) Pierre: 21 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1980) Sisseton: 18 (1936)
Timber Lake: 94 (1989) Timber Lake: 15 (1927)
Watertown: 87 (1990) Watertown: 18 (1956)
Wheaton: 98 (1980) Wheaton: 19 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 3.00" (1904) Aberdeen: 4.9" (2001)
Kennebec: 1.61" (1968) Kennebec: 9.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 1.13" (1968) Mobridge: 5.1" (2001)
Pierre: 0.75" (2001) Pierre: 7.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 1.51" (1968) Sisseton: 5.0" (2001)
Timber Lake: 1.87" (1968) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1968)
Watertown: 1.32" (2001) Watertown: 3.5" (1970)
Wheaton: 1.55" (1968) Wheaton: 2.0" (2001)


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