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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 16, 1986:

Thunderstorm winds gusted to 60 mph in Forestburg, in Sanborn County. Thunderstorm winds gusting to 100 mph uprooted trees and damaged buildings in the northern part of Hanson County. On several farms, barns, garages, silos, and small buildings were destroyed. The worst affected area was south of Epiphany where large steel sheds were damaged and a roof was blown in.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 105 (1988) Aberdeen: 42 (1897)
Kennebec: 108 (1937) Kennebec: 41 (1897)
Mobridge: 101 (2003) Mobridge: 46 (1943)
Pierre: 106 (1988) Pierre: 48 (1977)
Sisseton: 101 (1988) Sisseton: 45 (1981)
Timber Lake: 103 (1988) Timber Lake: 43 (2012)
Watertown: 101 (1988) Watertown: 45 (1944)
Wheaton: 105 (1922) Wheaton: 40 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.28" (1918)
Kennebec: 1.69" (1945)
Mobridge: 0.46" (1960)
Pierre: 0.96" (1941)
Sisseton: 1.05" (1983)
Timber Lake: 1.67" (1980)
Watertown: 1.25" (1987)
Wheaton: 1.57" (1980)


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