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 31 October 1991 → A severe winter storm dubbed the Great Halloween Mega Storm struck the upper Midwest. Minnesota bore the brunt of the storm. Blizzard conditions occurred with wind gusts frequently to 50 mph. By the time the storm finally ended on November 2, Duluth received 37 inches of snow, Minneapolis 28 inches, and International Falls 18 inches. For Duluth and Minneapolis, this set new all time records for single storm totals. These two cities received nearly half their normal seasonal snows in this one storm.
 31 October 1994 → American Eagle Flight 4184 was completing its last turn in holding before being cleared for landing at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. After holding in pattern for an hour in wintry precipitation, enough ice accumulated on the aircraft that the plane became uncontrollable and crashed in Roselawn, IN. All 68 on board the ATR-72-212 aircraft were killed.

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February 13, 1995:

Snow fell over a broad strip from southwest to northeast South Dakota. The snow began as freezing rain in the northeast and there were several vehicle accidents attributed to the icing. The heaviest snow was at Custer in the Black Hills with 14 inches. A few amounts of six to eight inches were reported over the plains of southwest, central, and northeast South Dakota. Strong winds caused some blowing and drifting snow in northeast South Dakota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1901) Aberdeen: -34 (1905)
Kennebec: 67 (1954) Kennebec: -31 (1905)
Mobridge: 61 (1983) Mobridge: -23 (1929)
Pierre: 68 (1983) Pierre: -16 (2007)
Sisseton: 54 (1983) Sisseton: -23 (1951)
Timber Lake: 61 (1983) Timber Lake: -22 (1936)
Watertown: 56 (1983) Watertown: -31 (1905)
Wheaton: 55 (1983) Wheaton: -29 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1915) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.47" (2005) Kennebec: 4.0" (1915)
Mobridge: 0.50" (1915) Mobridge: 5.0" (1950)
Pierre: 0.45" (1952) Pierre: 5.5" (1952)
Sisseton: 0.45" (1973) Sisseton: 5.7" (2010)
Timber Lake: 0.50" (1918) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1918)
Watertown: 0.44" (1973) Watertown: 3.5" (1973)
Wheaton: 0.65" (1923) Wheaton: 2.5" (1962)


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