This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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 10, 1886:

An estimated F3 tornado moved southeast from 10 miles northwest of Aberdeen. This massive tornado destroyed four homes and a dozen barns. This is the earliest significant tornado on record for Brown County.

August 10, 2007:

Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a surface frontal boundary during the evening bringing large hail, damaging winds, along with a couple tornadoes. An EF0 tornado touched down north of Timber Lake with no damage reported. Another EF0 tornado touched down briefly north of Trail City with no damage occurring. Wakpala, in Corson County, and Mobridge saw golf ball sized hail. The hail broke some windows and damaged the siding on several houses in the Mobridge area.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1947) Aberdeen: 42 (1985)
Kennebec: 112 (1936) Kennebec: 40 (1985)
Mobridge: 104 (1935) Mobridge: 42 (2004)
Pierre: 111 (1936) Pierre: 44 (2004)
Sisseton: 108 (1947) Sisseton: 42 (1903)
Timber Lake: 104 (1935) Timber Lake: 40 (1946)
Watertown: 103 (1947) Watertown: 40 (1982)
Wheaton: 99 (1971) Wheaton: 45 (1982)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.60" (1953)
Kennebec: 1.86" (1923)
Mobridge: 0.99" (2007)
Pierre: 1.72" (1923)
Sisseton: 2.02" (1980)
Timber Lake: 1.80" (1962)
Watertown: 2.05" (2008)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2002)


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