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 28 January 1757 → On a bitterly cold day in York Factory, Manitoba, it was cold enough to freeze English Brandy. English Brandy freezes at -26 degrees.
 28 January 1887 → A rancher near Fort Keogh, MT, reported snowflakes that were 15 inches in diameter. The weather observer over at the fort did report snow that day, but did not specify how large the flakes were. Temperatures were in the teens and 20s.

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January 2, 1999:

Heavy snow of 6 to 8 inches fell across part of northeast South Dakota from the late afternoon hours of the 1st to the early morning hours of the 2nd. Strong north winds of 15 to 30 mph combined with temperatures in the single digits generated wind chills from 25 to 40 below and visibilities below 1/4 of a mile at times. Holiday travel along Interstate-29 and Highway 12 was most affected by this winter storm. There were some travel delays and some stranded motorists as a result. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Kidder, Victor, Sisseton, Webster, Waubay, Wilmot, and 8 inches at Britton and near Peever.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 50 (1963) Aberdeen: -30 (2010)
Kennebec: 66 (1998) Kennebec: -23 (2010)
Mobridge: 55 (1963) Mobridge: -33 (1928)
Pierre: 63 (1998) Pierre: -17 (1942)
Sisseton: 54 (1964) Sisseton: -35 (2010)
Timber Lake: 55 (1962) Timber Lake: -27 (1928)
Watertown: 49 (1998) Watertown: -32 (1928)
Wheaton: 47 (1964) Wheaton: -30 (2010)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1914) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1937)
Kennebec: 1.44" (1907) Kennebec: 9.0" (1907)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1943) Mobridge: 5.5" (1943)
Pierre: 0.39" (1907) Pierre: 4.5" (1907)
Sisseton: 0.56" (1937) Sisseton: 11.3" (1976)
Timber Lake: 0.36" (1943) Timber Lake: 2.6" (1943)
Watertown: 0.36" (1975) Watertown: 6.0" (1937)
Wheaton: 0.85" (1937) Wheaton: 5.0" (1999)


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