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 31 January 1937 → In January 1937 Earlington, KY (Hopkins County) recorded nearly 23 inches of rain.
 31 January 1966 → The Great Blizzard of 1966 hit upstate New York and paralyzed the Buffalo region. Winds gusting to 60 mph and temperatures in the teens along with heavy blowing snow created severe blizzard conditions. Rochester received two feet of snow, and Oswego got 100 inches.
 31 January 1999 → The United States experienced an all-time record for the number of tornadoes reported in January: 212. Bemis, TN had an F4 on the 17th, and F3s occurred in Clarksville and Camden, TN on the 22nd. An F3 occured in New Light, LA on the 21st.

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August 15, 1886:

A tornado moved northeast from 5 miles southwest of Newark in Marshall County, through town and into North Dakota. Only three buildings were reportedly undamaged at Newark, and a bartender at a saloon was killed. Three people died in two homes on adjoining farms 2 miles southwest of town. A saddle from a Newark stable was carried for a half mile. In North Dakota, homes and barns was damaged along the Wild River. This tornado was estimated as an F3.

August 15, 1987:

On this day the largest hail stone was reported in Brown County. The size of the hail stone as 4.5 inches in diameter, and fell on the southwest corner of Warner. This storm also produced F1 tornado that touchdown about 2 miles southwest of Warner. An estimated wind gust of 60 mph was also reported about 2 miles NNW of Stratford.

August 15, 2011:

Slow moving thunderstorms across parts of northern Roberts County produced anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of rainfall resulting in flash flooding. The town of New Effington was affected with many roads along with several homes flooded. Sandbagging took place to keep the water from the school. Highway 127 from New Effington to Hammer was flooded in several spots. This was the second time that New Effington was flooded in the last month. The floodwaters remained for several days afterward with several roads flooded.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1937) Aberdeen: 42 (1895)
Kennebec: 114 (1937) Kennebec: 46 (1994)
Mobridge: 106 (1988) Mobridge: 46 (1942)
Pierre: 114 (1988) Pierre: 52 (2005)
Sisseton: 106 (1937) Sisseton: 39 (1979)
Timber Lake: 107 (1988) Timber Lake: 46 (1942)
Watertown: 102 (1937) Watertown: 44 (1929)
Wheaton: 101 (1922) Wheaton: 42 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.04" (1967)
Kennebec: 1.83" (1944)
Mobridge: 1.55" (1978)
Pierre: 1.64" (2009)
Sisseton: 2.75" (2011)
Timber Lake: 2.55" (1978)
Watertown: 1.71" (1951)
Wheaton: 1.38" (1940)


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