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 9 July 1979 → A thunderstorm pelted Midland, TX with golfball-sized hail piling up over a foot deep. Winds howled up to 75 mph, and the temperature dropped from 101 to 56 degrees in 15 minutes! Other storms struck Foard and Wilbarger counties in north Texas. Near Vernon, 80 MPH winds blew cars off Highway 287, while in Foard County Highway 70 was temporarily closed when a tractor trailer was blown over onto its side. A second tractor trailer was turned over near Crowell by winds estimated at 80 MPH.
 9 July 1982 → A Boeing 727 crashed in Kenner, LA. Pan Am Flight 759 took off during a thunderstorm and flew into wind shear, probably a microburst. All 145 people on board died and 8 people on the ground were killed as the plane crashed into a neighborhood, destroying six homes.

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December 3, 1985:

Light snow and strong winds gusting to near 40 mph caused ground blizzard conditions over parts of central and western sections of South Dakota on the 3rd. Schools were canceled in the Huron area, and some roads were blocked due to the strong winds and blowing and drifting snow.

December 3, 1991:

Strong northwesterly winds behind a departing surface low brought blizzard conditions and dangerously cold wind chill readings across west central and southwest Minnesota on the 3rd. A general 1 to 3 inch snowfall occurred across the area, and combined with winds gusting to 50 mph at times to generate whiteout conditions from the morning into the evening. Air temperatures combined with the strong wind to produce wind chill values ranging from 30 to 50 below zero. A number of schools and businesses were closed during the morning as the storm intensified. Several car accidents and jackknifed tractor-semitrailers littered roadways. Many roads were closed at the height of the storm. Power outages occurred over a small portion of the area due to the strong winds downing ice-covered power lines.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 63 (1941) Aberdeen: -18 (1905)
Kennebec: 73 (1948) Kennebec: -16 (1905)
Mobridge: 63 (1941) Mobridge: -13 (1985)
Pierre: 76 (1941) Pierre: -6 (1950)
Sisseton: 64 (1941) Sisseton: -17 (1985)
Timber Lake: 60 (1941) Timber Lake: -11 (2006)
Watertown: 64 (1941) Watertown: -16 (1985)
Wheaton: 58 (1962) Wheaton: -24 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.58" (1933) Aberdeen: 4.8" (1955)
Kennebec: 0.49" (1955) Kennebec: 11.0" (1955)
Mobridge: 0.22" (1955) Mobridge: 3.7" (1955)
Pierre: 0.81" (1955) Pierre: 9.5" (1955)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1953) Sisseton: 6.5" (1953)
Timber Lake: 0.32" (1955) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1955)
Watertown: 1.33" (1953) Watertown: 11.0" (1953)
Wheaton: 0.30" (1951) Wheaton: 4.3" (1927) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.