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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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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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