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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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December 17, 1989:

Subzero temperatures and bitterly cold wind chill values engulfed the region for an extended period of time, generally from December 14th through December 23rd. Wind chills were occasionally in the -50 to -70 F range, and several locations recorded subzero temperatures for four to five consecutive days. Most locations recorded several lows below -15 F during this stretch, with the coldest lows bottoming out near -30 F and high temperatures as low as -20 F.

December 17, 1993:

A prolonged period of snow occurred from December 15th through the 19th over the western half of South Dakota. Several accidents leading to injuries occurred due to ice on the 15th and many vehicles slid into ditches. Snowfall amounts were generally 4 to 10 inches. McIntosh received three inches of snow; Timber Lake, Murdo, and Selby received five inches of snow; and six inches accumulated at McLaughlin. Eagle Butte recorded seven inches of new snow.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 53 (1939) Aberdeen: -24 (1951)
Kennebec: 62 (1998) Kennebec: -34 (1922)
Mobridge: 62 (1939) Mobridge: -18 (1951)
Pierre: 62 (1939) Pierre: -22 (1951)
Sisseton: 53 (1962) Sisseton: -19 (1983)
Timber Lake: 63 (1939) Timber Lake: -22 (1929)
Watertown: 58 (1939) Watertown: -23 (1914)
Wheaton: 55 (1962) Wheaton: -20 (1983)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.35" (1924) Aberdeen: 3.5" (1924)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1908) Kennebec: 7.0" (1908)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1967) Mobridge: 3.9" (2000)
Pierre: 0.35" (1908) Pierre: 3.8" (1908)
Sisseton: 0.48" (1977) Sisseton: 2.0" (1984)
Timber Lake: 0.45" (1993) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1967)
Watertown: 0.55" (1977) Watertown: 3.5" (1977)
Wheaton: 0.67" (1977) Wheaton: 5.0" (1993)


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