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 26 January 1938 → The Niagara River's worst ice jam on record occurred at Niagara Falls, NY. The jam caused the Falls View Bridge to collapse, burying the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission Plant under 18 feet of water and ice.
 26 January 1972 → Intense lake effect snow bands pounded Oswego, NY and produced amazing snowfall rates: 2.4 inches in 15 minutes, 4.8 inches in half an hour, 9.1 inches in an hour, and 16.5 inches in two hours.
 26 January 1980 → Grand Ilet, in the South Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, recorded the world record 12-hour rainfall as a whopping 46 inches fell.
 26 January 2011 → A record snowstorm hit three major U.S. cities; Philadelphia received 15.1 inches of snow, Washington D.C. received five inches of snow, and New York City reported one to two feet of snow in the region which shut down schools for only the 9th time since 1979.

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April 25, 1994:

Lightning from a thunderstorm 4 miles W of Aberdeen struck two houses, causing structural damage and starting a fire which caused further damage to one house. The second house suffered damage only to a surge protector. Total damage was estimated at $50,000 for both strikes.

April 25, 1996:

An intense area of low pressure brought high winds of 30 to 50 mph with isolated gusts to 80 mph to central and north central South Dakota from the morning to the evening of the 25th. The dry April soil was picked up by the high winds, lowering visibilities in blowing dust. Some places experienced duststorm conditions with low visibilities and drifting dust. Many roofs lost shingles due to the high winds. In Eagle Butte, the Vietnam Veterans Center roof was blown off. Other buildings were also damaged across the area, along with some broken windows. Some power poles and lines were downed west of Fort Pierre. Some trees and branches were also downed. Near Isabel, a cattle trailer was tipped over and two calf shelters were destroyed. Also, a twenty foot Conoco sign was blown down near Isabel along with other signs damaged across the area. The duststorm reminded many of the 1930s. Some wind gusts include, 60 mph at Mobridge and Selby, 70 mph at Miller, Pierre, and Murdo, and 80 mph at Isabel and Eagle Butte.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1962) Aberdeen: 19 (1958)
Kennebec: 95 (1962) Kennebec: 20 (1931)
Mobridge: 90 (1962) Mobridge: 20 (1931)
Pierre: 94 (1962) Pierre: 24 (1950)
Sisseton: 94 (1962) Sisseton: 21 (1958)
Timber Lake: 88 (1962) Timber Lake: 20 (1947)
Watertown: 92 (1962) Watertown: 21 (1958)
Wheaton: 90 (1962) Wheaton: 22 (1931)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.45" (1986) Aberdeen: 1.4" (2008)
Kennebec: 1.68" (1906) Kennebec: 3.0 (2008)
Mobridge: 1.07" (1942) Mobridge: Trace (1953)
Pierre: 1.91" (1929) Pierre: 2.0" (1988)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1998) Sisseton: 6.9" (2008)
Timber Lake: 0.96" (1948) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1953)
Watertown: 1.12" (2008) Watertown: 19.0" (2008)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1953) Wheaton: 2.0" (1950)


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