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 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
 1 February 2011 → An immense blizzard dropped as much as two feet of snow from Tulsa through southwest Missouri, northeast Missouri, central Illinois, northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, to Lower Michigan. The northern suburbs of Chicago received 21 inches, and the Chicago lakefront recorded 70 mph winds!

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December 22, 1988:

Moderate to heavy snow occurred across northeastern South Dakota on the 22nd. Some of the larger amounts measured were 7 inches at Columbia, 6.5 inches at Aberdeen, and 5 inches at Faulkton and Britton.

December 22, 1990:

Strong northwest winds, combined with air temperatures below zero, created wind chills from -40 to -65 degrees F over west central Minnesota early in the day on the 22nd. Air temperatures were generally in the -20 to -25 F range, with afternoon highs around 15 below zero.

December 22, 1993:

Strong northwest winds gusted to 35 miles per hour and caused near-whiteout conditions over a wide area of southwest and west central Minnesota during the late afternoon on the 21st into the early morning of the 22nd. Several car accidents ensued. A 30-year old man was killed when he lost control of his truck and slid into a ditch in the near-blizzard conditions.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 59 (1893) Aberdeen: -28 (1990)
Kennebec: 63 (1982) Kennebec: -29 (1989)
Mobridge: 59 (1954) Mobridge: -30 (1989)
Pierre: 59 (1936) Pierre: -25 (1989)
Sisseton: 52 (1986) Sisseton: -22 (2008)
Timber Lake: 56 (1954) Timber Lake: -34 (1989)
Watertown: 47 (1957) Watertown: -29 (1916)
Wheaton: 51 (1986) Wheaton: -25 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.38" (1988) Aberdeen: 6.5" (1988)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1968) Kennebec: 7.0" (1996)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1916) Mobridge: 4.6" (1969)
Pierre: 0.37" (1988) Pierre: 4.0" (1945)
Sisseton: 0.71" (1968) Sisseton: 9.5" (1969)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (1969) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1969)
Watertown: 0.65" (1968) Watertown: 6.0" (1968)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1968) Wheaton: 5.0" (1968)


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