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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 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)


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