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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 23, 1960:

Damaging winds and lightning caused damage to occur from Hand and Sanborn Counties to Marshall and Roberts Counties. A small airplane was destroyed and windows were broken by the strong winds in Miller. Some 10 to 20 farm buildings were destroyed. Also roofs, TV antenna, utility lines and trees were damaged in Kingsbury and Marshall Counties. Some heavy rainfall was also reported, including 1.65 inches 1NE of Bryant, and 1.44 inches 4NNE of Victor.

August 23, 1998:

Winds gusting to 65 mph in and around Milbank took the roof off a mobile home and wrapped it around a utility pole. The people inside the mobile home were uninjured. The Summit Dairy Barn had sustained major damage. The high winds also blew a shed and a large tennis court fence down. Several trees along with many large tree branches were downed all over town. Strong winds were also reported in Day and Roberts Counties. Winds of 60 mph also downed many tree branches north of Watertown.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (2003) Aberdeen: 39 (1987)
Kennebec: 110 (1936) Kennebec: 39 (1927)
Mobridge: 108 (2003) Mobridge: 38 (1928)
Pierre: 110 (1936) Pierre: 43 (1942)
Sisseton: 102 (1936) Sisseton: 40 (1984)
Timber Lake: 104 (1949) Timber Lake: 38 (1942)
Watertown: 98 (1936) Watertown: 37 (1927)
Wheaton: 101 (1925) Wheaton: 38 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.52" (1967)
Mobridge: 0.51" (1992)
Pierre: 0.69" (1982)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.66" (1985)
Watertown: 1.90" (1955)
Wheaton: 0.99" (1990)


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