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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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February 7, 1994:

Snow falling over the area produced heavy accumulations from central into northeast South Dakota with 11 inches at Kennebec and eight inches at Watertown from the 7th through the 9th. Extreme cold accompanied and followed the snow with low temperatures of 52 below zero at Promise and 45 below zero at Aberdeen on the 9th. Snow accumulation caused a roof to cave in on a drugstore at Bristol. A man died of exposure attempting to walk home near Sioux Falls after his car became stuck in a ditch.

February 7, 2010:

A compact but strong area of low pressure moved from Canada and across the Northern Plains from the 7th through the 9th. A prolonged period of moderate to heavy snow developed over far northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota bringing 6 to 8 inches of snow to the area. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Milbank, Wheaton, and Ortonville; 7 inches at Clear Lake, Sisseton, and Artichoke Lake; 8 inches at Summit, Victor, Wilmot, and Browns Valley.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1987) Aberdeen: -42 (1895)
Kennebec: 70 (1987) Kennebec: -32 (1895)
Mobridge: 62 (1991) Mobridge: -32 (1933)
Pierre: 67 (1987) Pierre: -20 (1936)
Sisseton: 61 (1987) Sisseton: -30 (1933)
Timber Lake: 65 (1963) Timber Lake: -31 (1933)
Watertown: 59 (1987) Watertown: -30 (1914)
Wheaton: 58 (1987) Wheaton: -24 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.41" (1937) Aberdeen: 7.4" (2001)
Kennebec: 0.24" (1908) Kennebec: 5.0" (1994)
Mobridge: 0.23" (1937) Mobridge: 3.6" (2001)
Pierre: 0.60" (2001) Pierre: 10.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.63" (1937) Sisseton: 9.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 0.48" (2001) Timber Lake: 9.0" (2001)
Watertown: 0.25" (2001) Watertown: 7.0" (2001)
Wheaton: 0.17" (1981) Wheaton: 2.0" (1981)


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