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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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August 5, 1987:

Six tornadoes touched down in central South Dakota. Five of theses tornadoes touched down in Lyman county, including three which did damage near Kennebec within 25 minutes of each other. One of the tornadoes destroyed three farms, downing outbuildings, power lines, granaries, and killing farm animals.

August 5, 2000:

A wet microburst with winds estimated at 120 mph caused heavy damage in and around Mitchell. Apartments and several mobile homes were destroyed, vehicles were overturned, and other damage occurred to buildings and vehicles. Widespread tree and power line damage also occurred. Ten people were injured, although the majority of the injuries were minor. The damage path was approximately a mile and a half long and a mile wide, extending over the southwest part of Mitchell.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1941) Aberdeen: 41 (1994)
Kennebec: 109 (1941) Kennebec: 43 (1994)
Mobridge: 108 (1941) Mobridge: 46 (2012)
Pierre: 109 (1941) Pierre: 48 (2012)
Sisseton: 101 (1934) Sisseton: 46 (1994)
Timber Lake: 106 (1941) Timber Lake: 46 (1946)
Watertown: 97 (1937) Watertown: 41 (1915)
Wheaton: 99 (1976) Wheaton: 48 (1990)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.08" (1960)
Kennebec: 1.02" (1950)
Mobridge: 1.99" (1950)
Pierre: 1.39" (1909)
Sisseton: 2.50" (1900)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1918)
Watertown: 1.32" (1900)
Wheaton: 1.41" (1942)


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