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 30 January 1977 → The Great Buffalo Blizzard finally drew to a close after up to a foot of snow fell on a pre-existing 33 inch snowpack, accompanied by powerful wind gusts producing wind chills to -60 with 25-foot drifts. 29 people were killed, many while stranded in their cars.
 30 January 2004 → The northern Plains suffered an extreme cold spell when the temperature at Fosston, MN fell to -50F.

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December 4, 1993:

Winds gusting to 40 to 60 mph combined with snowcover along with new snow to cause blizzard conditions making travel hazardous across north central and northeast South Dakota. Several vehicles were stranded or slid into ditches. The strong winds toppled a private building under construction at Selby in Walworth County. New snowfall amounts were generally from one to three inches.

December 4, 1995:

Winds of 40 to 60 mph occurred across central and north central South Dakota from the late afternoon into the middle of the evening as a strong area of low pressure in southern Canada pushed a vigorous cold front across the area.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 56 (1979) Aberdeen: -18 (1927)
Kennebec: 70 (1975) Kennebec: -18 (1897)
Mobridge: 69 (1965) Mobridge: -24 (1927)
Pierre: 66 (1975) Pierre: -5 (2002)
Sisseton: 55 (1939) Sisseton: -14 (1991)
Timber Lake: 70 (1965) Timber Lake: -13 (1927)
Watertown: 57 (1916) Watertown: -18 (1927)
Wheaton: 52 (1916) Wheaton: -14 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.70" (1927) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1927)
Kennebec: 0.20" (1910) Kennebec: 3.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 0.67" (1960) Mobridge: 3.9" (1960)
Pierre: 0.33" (1972) Pierre: 3.3" (1972)
Sisseton: 0.79" (1955) Sisseton: 10.0" (1955)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1960) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1955)
Watertown: 0.90" (1960) Watertown: 5.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 0.67" (1955) Wheaton: 7.6" (2010)


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