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 2 September 1935 → One of the most intense hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys, packing 200 mph winds and killing 400 people. The hurricane produced a 15-foot tide and storm surge waves 30 feet high. The barometric pressure at Matecumbe Bay, FL hit a United States record low of 26.35 inches.
 2 September 2002 → In Ladysmith, WI businesses were closed because of Labor Day. An F3 tornado touched down and damaged the area. Fortunately, no one was killed. The Wisconsin towns of Gilman and Wausau were also struck.

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January 7, 1967:

Heavy snow and strong winds caused low visibilities in west central Minnesota from the 6th through the 7th. There were several accidents reported.

January 7, 1980:

A strong area of low pressure moved out of the northern Rockies across South Dakota and central Minnesota on January 6th and 7th. Heavy snow along with very high winds caused widespread blowing and drifting snow with low visibilities. Many roads were closed and many motorists were stranded. Snowfall amounts across western and northern Minnesota were from 7 to 12 inches.

January 7, 1989:

Five to nineteen inches of snow fell across northern and east central South Dakota on the 6th and 7th. Snow and blowing snow reduced visibilities to near zero in many locations as winds gusted to near 50 mph. Part of Interstate 29 north of Sisseton was closed the night of the 7th. Icy roads contributed to a school bus accident which injured 8 boys. Extreme wind chills of 30 to 60 below also occurred. Snowfall amounts included 8 inches in Sisseton, with 12 to 19 inches across Marshall and Roberts counties.

January 7, 2010:

Arctic high pressure combined with strong northwest winds resulting in extreme wind chills from 35 to nearly 50 degrees below zero across central and northeast South Dakota. Some of the lowest wind chills included, -40 in Aberdeen; -41 in Watertown; -42 in Highmore; -43 in Leola and Faulkton; -44 in Eagle Butte, Herreid, and Gettysburg; and -47 in Bowdle. Several record lows were also tied or broken during the morning hours of the 8th including, -22 degrees NW of Gann Valley and Victor; -23 degrees at Pierre and Sisseton; -24 degrees at Roscoe; and -34 degrees at Pollock.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 54 (1963) Aberdeen: -39 (1912)
Kennebec: 63 (2003) Kennebec: -37 (1912)
Mobridge: 58 (2003) Mobridge: -33 (1912)
Pierre: 61 (2003) Pierre: -24 (1942)
Sisseton: 54 (1963) Sisseton: -26 (1936)
Timber Lake: 55 (2003) Timber Lake: -30 (1912)
Watertown: 49 (1990) Watertown: -29 (1942)
Wheaton: 48 (1963) Wheaton: -25 (1982)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.46" (1992) Aberdeen: 4.3" (1992)
Kennebec: 0.48" (1992) Kennebec: 4.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 0.14" (1992) Mobridge: 1.8" (1992)
Pierre: 0.42" (1992) Pierre: 4.0" (1975)
Sisseton: 0.45" (1989) Sisseton: 7.0" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.18" (1992) Timber Lake: 1.5" (1992)
Watertown: 0.26" (1975) Watertown: 2.6" (1975)
Wheaton: 0.59" (1989) Wheaton: 8.0" (1989)


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