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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 26, 1983:

Heavy rainfall up to four and a half inches fell in the town of Mahto, Corson County, flooding basements. Hail, up to three inches in diameter, caused heavy damage to roofs and broke numerous windows.

August 26, 1998:

Very heavy rainfall of 3 to over 6 inches fell across far eastern Corson, most of Campbell and Walworth counties during the evening hours of the 26th. The heavy rain caused flooding on many roads along with some highways through the night and into the morning hours on the 27th. Near Selby, high winds, heavy rain, and some hail caused damage to sunflowers and moved a barn three feet off the foundation. In Selby, wind driven rain pushed water through some ceilings and into basements. An old barn near Glenham was also blown down by the strong winds. Some rainfall amounts include, 3.50 inches at Herried, 3.80 inches at Java, 4.20 inches at Selby, 4.50 inches 3N of Selby and just southeast of Mclaughlin, 5 inches at Glenham, 5.75 inches 8N of Mobridge, and 6.35 inches 1.5 miles southeast of Glenham.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1991) Aberdeen: 34 (1914)
Kennebec: 110 (1976) Kennebec: 37 (1910)
Mobridge: 102 (1939) Mobridge: 34 (1914)
Pierre: 108 (1991) Pierre: 44 (1934)
Sisseton: 100 (1976) Sisseton: 34 (1944)
Timber Lake: 105 (1970) Timber Lake: 35 (1914)
Watertown: 100 (1973) Watertown: 37 (1914)
Wheaton: 99 (1953) Wheaton: 37 (1914)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.68" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.00" (2005)
Mobridge: 2.08" (1998)
Pierre: 0.84" (1997)
Sisseton: 2.18" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.87" (1957)
Watertown: 1.48" (1921)
Wheaton: 1.60" (1923) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.