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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 17, 1961:

Heavy rain was observed during the overnight hours on the 17th through the early morning hours on the 18th. Some rainfall amounts include, 4.13 inches in Clark, 2.52 inches 1 W of Summit, 2.50 in Andover, 2.20 in Waubay, 2.15 in Wilmot, 2.12 in Wheaton, and 2.10 in Clear Lake.

August 17, 2007:

An estimated four to six inches of rain and hail to the size of baseballs caused localized flooding between Piedmont and Tilford in Meade County, especially near poor drainage areas and at a barricade along a frontage road. The water washed over several roads and was several inches deep over Interstate 90, forcing law enforcement officials to close it for a couple of hours. Heavy rain estimated at four to six inches fell west of Hermosa in Custer County between 6 pm and 8 pm MST. Battle and Grace Coolidge Creeks overflowed their banks and several dry canyons filled with water and drained into the creeks. State highways 40 and 36 were flooded in numerous spots. A river gauge on Battle Creek just east of Hermosa crested at 14.91 feet at 9 pm, rising from 2.63 ft at 7:30 pm and above the flood stage of 8.0 feet. About six inches of water covered Highway 79 at the Battle Creek bridge. A railroad bridge about 3/4 mile downstream became clogged with debris and water rose behind the embankment and flooded six homes. At about 8:30 pm MST, a section of the embankment failed, flooding a new subdivision on the other side. All of the approximately 20 houses were damaged; three homes were washed off their foundations, and one of those houses was carried a half a mile east of the subdivision by the flowing water. There were no injuries.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1976) Aberdeen: 39 (2012)
Kennebec: 107 (1973) Kennebec: 37 (1943)
Mobridge: 105 (2003) Mobridge: 39 (1943)
Pierre: 108 (1976) Pierre: 41 (2012)
Sisseton: 102 (1976) Sisseton: 42 (2012)
Timber Lake: 105 (1973) Timber Lake: 41 (1944)
Watertown: 98 (1976) Watertown: 39 (1943)
Wheaton: 103 (1988) Wheaton: 45 (1963)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.25" (1990)
Kennebec: 1.33" (1930)
Mobridge: 4.43" (2007)
Pierre: 0.71" (1940)
Sisseton: 1.87" (2005)
Timber Lake: 1.21" (1940)
Watertown: 1.60" (2005)
Wheaton: 1.50" (1948)


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