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 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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August 29, 1983:

Funnel clouds were reported just east of Lake City, and near Langford and Veblen in Marshall County. In Veblen, a pole barn was blown over and shingles torn off. A coal shed was destroyed, a semi trailer was blown over, and two grain augers were damaged due to high winds.

August 29, 1993:

A severe thunderstorm hit Groton with hail, damaging lightning, and 3.43 inches of rain which flooded some basements. At the high school, lightning spit a 30 foot chimney which fell through a large skylight and sections of the roof.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1961) Aberdeen: 30 (1893)
Kennebec: 111 (2012) Kennebec: 36 (1946)
Mobridge: 106 (2012) Mobridge: 36 (1946)
Pierre: 111 (2012) Pierre: 40 (1946)
Sisseton: 99 (1961) Sisseton: 40 (1988)
Timber Lake: 106 (2012) Timber Lake: 32 (1946)
Watertown: 97 (1961) Watertown: 35 (1911)
Wheaton: 102 (1921) Wheaton: 37 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1999)
Kennebec: 3.10" (1942)
Mobridge: 1.90" (1912)
Pierre: 2.46" (1999)
Sisseton: 3.23" (1983)
Timber Lake: 0.90" (1999)
Watertown: 2.03" (1928)
Wheaton: 1.43" (1991) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.