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January 5, 1994:

A low pressure system traveled from the Dakotas, across southern Minnesota and to the Great Lakes Region, from the late morning of the 5th, through the early evening of the 7th. By the early evening hours on the 7th, up to three and one-half feet of snow had fell along the higher terrain of Lake Superior. The storm also produced heavy snow across parts of central Minnesota. Six inches or more occurred across much of central Minnesota. In west central Minnesota, Wheaton and Artichoke Lake received 5 inches, with 6 inches at Browns Valley.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 63 (2012) Aberdeen: -32 (1924)
Kennebec: 70 (2012) Kennebec: -30 (1940)
Mobridge: 55 (2012) Mobridge: -27 (1973)
Pierre: 66 (2012) Pierre: -22 (1960)
Sisseton: 59 (2012) Sisseton: -24 (1937)
Timber Lake: 58 (2012) Timber Lake: -28 (1912)
Watertown: 57 (2012) Watertown: -32 (1924)
Wheaton: 47 (2012) Wheaton: -32 (1924)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1916) Aberdeen: 7.8" (1994)
Kennebec: 0.30" (1997) Kennebec: 4.5" (1951)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1937) Mobridge: 4.7" (1994)
Pierre: 0.53" (1997) Pierre: 10.0" (1997)
Sisseton: 0.48" (1994) Sisseton: 3.8" (1994)
Timber Lake: 0.46" (1949) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1916)
Watertown: 0.28" (1909) Watertown: 4.0" (1909)
Wheaton: 0.30" (1994) Wheaton: 3.0" (1994)


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