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 26 December 1927 → The worst Christmas blizzard in a century buried the UK. While most of the country experienced snow, the south suffered from the brunt of the storm with drifts in places to 15 feet or more.
 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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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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