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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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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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