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 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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February 11, 2002:

High winds of 35 to 45 mph gusting to 60 to 65 mph affected central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota through the afternoon and into the evening hours. The high winds caused some spotty tree and roof damage along with a few power outages. A few downed power lines in Aberdeen resulted in a short power outage for some people. Also, a streetlight pole was knocked down in Aberdeen. Some wind gusts included, 55 mph at Wheaton, 58 mph at McLaughlin, 59 mph at Pierre, 61 mph at Sisseton and Aberdeen, 62 mph at Mobridge, and 63 mph at Graceville, Minnesota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (2005) Aberdeen: -35 (1988)
Kennebec: 71 (1938) Kennebec: -41 (1899)
Mobridge: 59 (2005) Mobridge: -39 (1944)
Pierre: 64 (1987) Pierre: -26 (1988)
Sisseton: 54 (2005) Sisseton: -28 (1988)
Timber Lake: 59 (1987) Timber Lake: -34 (1988)
Watertown: 53 (1987) Watertown: -38 (1899)
Wheaton: 55 (1987) Wheaton: -25 (1981)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1922) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1993) Kennebec: 3.0" (1993)
Mobridge: 0.29" (1978) Mobridge: 3.4" (2008)
Pierre: 0.32" (2008) Pierre: 3.4" (2008)
Sisseton: 0.28" (1940) Sisseton: 4.0" (1940)
Timber Lake: 0.40" (1993) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1993)
Watertown: 0.20" (1940) Watertown: 2.5" (1946)
Wheaton: 0.75" (2004) Wheaton: 4.5" (1979)


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