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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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January 4, 1986:

Snowfall of 1 to 3 inches along with winds gusting to around 40 mph produced ground blizzard conditions in western South Dakota. Visibility was near zero in many locations with blowing and drifting snow blocking some roads. Some roads were closed in western South Dakota. Several accidents occurred with many cars ended up in the ditch.

January 4, 2005:

Heavy snow of up to 10 inches fell across much of Lyman and Jones counties from the 4th until mid-morning of the 5th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 54 (2012) Aberdeen: -34 (1912)
Kennebec: 65 (1935) Kennebec: -28 (1950)
Mobridge: 57 (2012) Mobridge: -38 (1912)
Pierre: 60 (1935) Pierre: -24 (1950)
Sisseton: 49 (2012) Sisseton: -26 (1968)
Timber Lake: 55 (2012) Timber Lake: -29 (1950)
Watertown: 47 (2012) Watertown: -28 (1912)
Wheaton: 48 (1987) Wheaton: -32 (1924)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 2.00" (1897) Aberdeen: 12.0" (1897)
Kennebec: 0.90" (1997) Kennebec: 6.0" (1997)
Mobridge: 0.53" (1949) Mobridge: 9.0" (1997)
Pierre: 0.44" (1926) Pierre: 6.4" (1949)
Sisseton: 2.67" (1997) Sisseton: 24.2" (1997)
Timber Lake: 1.46" (1949) Timber Lake: 14.0" (1949)
Watertown: 1.22" (1997) Watertown: 3.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 2.05" (1997) Wheaton: 24.0" (1997)


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