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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 15, 1969:

Heavy snow along with winds to 15 to 25 mph caused blowing and drifting snow which closed many roads. The heaviest snow fell in the southeast part of the state where up to one and half feet of snow was reported.

February 15, 1990:

Heavy snow developed across southwest South Dakota early on the 15th and moved slowly across the state before ending early on the 16th. A narrow band of 10 to 12 inches accumulated in central South Dakota from Pierre to near Huron. Lesser amounts of 3 to 6 inches fell north and south of the heavy snow band. Some of the heavier snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, 10 inches Pierre, and 12 inches at Huron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (1921) Aberdeen: -35 (1939)
Kennebec: 68 (1921) Kennebec: -27 (2007)
Mobridge: 58 (1934) Mobridge: -36 (1936)
Pierre: 61 (2011) Pierre: -24 (1936)
Sisseton: 51 (1981) Sisseton: -31 (1936)
Timber Lake: 56 (1931) Timber Lake: -37 (1936)
Watertown: 60 (1931) Watertown: -30 (1936)
Wheaton: 59 (1921) Wheaton: -21 (1958)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1910) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1990)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1967) Kennebec: 8.0" (1990)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1911) Mobridge: 5.0" (1986)
Pierre: 0.35" (1990) Pierre: 8.5" (1990)
Sisseton: 0.57" (1979) Sisseton: 8.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.28" (1945) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1987)
Watertown: 0.53" (1967) Watertown: 9.0" (1967)
Wheaton: 0.75" (1945) Wheaton: 5.0" (2000)


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