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 26 December 1985 → Seattle, WA was in the midst of two and a half weeks of heavy fog. Christmas holiday travel was disrupted due to visibility of less than one eighth of a mile. Many flights were canceled and numerous accidents cluttered the highways.
 26 December 2009 → A huge blizzard raged across the Great Plains from the 24th through today. One to two feet of snow, propelled by winds up to 60 mph, buried the area from Oklahoma to the upper Mississippi Valley. Five people died in Oklahoma.

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April 30, 1942:

Three farms were hit by a tornado near the Northeastern edge of Castlewood. One barn was blown apart and debris was blown into the house, killing one person. Damage was estimated at $20,000. Tornado strength was estimated to be an F2.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1992) Aberdeen: 5 (1966)
Kennebec: 99 (1992) Kennebec: 17 (1966)
Mobridge: 96 (1992) Mobridge: 18 (1960)
Pierre: 96 (1992) Pierre: 23 (1966)
Sisseton: 93 (1992) Sisseton: 19 (1903)
Timber Lake: 95 (1992) Timber Lake: 14 (1950)
Watertown: 92 (1992) Watertown: 12 (1966)
Wheaton: 94 (1992) Wheaton: 19 (1966)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.58" (1953) Aberdeen: 1.2" (1954)
Kennebec: 1.55" (1895) Kennebec: 2.0" (1954)
Mobridge: 0.75" (1972) Mobridge: 0.1 (1940)
Pierre: 1.00" (1942) Pierre: 0.5" (1956)
Sisseton: 2.05" (1942) Sisseton: 4.0" (1954)
Timber Lake: 1.02" (1953) Timber Lake: 0.0"
Watertown: 1.58" (1936) Watertown: 1.0" (1954)
Wheaton: 1.34" (1947) Wheaton: 3.0" (1950)


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