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 31 January 1937 → In January 1937 Earlington, KY (Hopkins County) recorded nearly 23 inches of rain.
 31 January 1966 → The Great Blizzard of 1966 hit upstate New York and paralyzed the Buffalo region. Winds gusting to 60 mph and temperatures in the teens along with heavy blowing snow created severe blizzard conditions. Rochester received two feet of snow, and Oswego got 100 inches.
 31 January 1999 → The United States experienced an all-time record for the number of tornadoes reported in January: 212. Bemis, TN had an F4 on the 17th, and F3s occurred in Clarksville and Camden, TN on the 22nd. An F3 occured in New Light, LA on the 21st.

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February 22, 1914:

Heavy snow fell across parts of central and north central South Dakota with 6 to 12 inch accumulations. Snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Timber Lake and Onida, 7 inches at Kennebec, and 12 inches at Murdo.

February 22, 2000:

Record warmth occurred across the area on this day in 2000. High temperatures across central and northeast South Dakota were in the 50s and 60s. Record highs occurred at Watertown, Pierre, and Kennebec. Watertown rose to 65 degrees, Pierre rose to 69 degrees, and Kennebec warmed to 71 degrees by late in the afternoon. Other high temperatures included, 55 degrees at Sisseton, 59 degrees at Aberdeen, and 64 degrees at Timber Lake.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1905) Aberdeen: -24 (1918)
Kennebec: 71 (2000) Kennebec: -26 (1962)
Mobridge: 65 (2002) Mobridge: -20 (1962)
Pierre: 69 (2000) Pierre: -18 (1962)
Sisseton: 60 (1905) Sisseton: -19 (1952)
Timber Lake: 65 (2002) Timber Lake: -20 (1957)
Watertown: 65 (2000) Watertown: -22 (1957)
Wheaton: 57 (1961) Wheaton: -21 (1952)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1922) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1914) Kennebec: 7.0" (1914)
Mobridge: 0.54" (1942) Mobridge: 5.0" (1942)
Pierre: 0.32" (1994) Pierre: 3.2" (1994)
Sisseton: 0.12" (1999) Sisseton: 2.0" (1999)
Timber Lake: 0.53" (1914) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1914)
Watertown: 0.10" (1913) Watertown: 2.0" (1913)
Wheaton: 0.50" (1927) Wheaton: 4.0" (1979)


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