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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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January 8, 1969:

New snowfall of 3 to 5 inches on top of 10 to 20 inches of previous snow cover were whipped by winds of 30 to 50 mph. Temperatures fell to around 5 below zero resulting in dangerous wind chills. This halted all traffic from early on the 8th to midday on the 9th, closed all schools, and stranded motorists.

January 8, 1975:

A band of heavy snow 60 miles in width fell during the day from central to east central South Dakota. Snowfall amounts of 4 to 12 inches occurred. There were a large number of traffic accidents.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 55 (1963) Aberdeen: -33 (1912)
Kennebec: 66 (1959) Kennebec: -25 (1894)
Mobridge: 64 (2002) Mobridge: -33 (1912)
Pierre: 61 (1958) Pierre: -23 (2010)
Sisseton: 55 (1963) Sisseton: -26 (2010)
Timber Lake: 62 (1958) Timber Lake: -24 (2010)
Watertown: 52 (1963) Watertown: -30 (1912)
Wheaton: 51 (1963) Wheaton: -22 (2010)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.25" (2009) Aberdeen: 2.4" (2009)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1992) Kennebec: 3.5" (1992)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1918) Mobridge: 2.0" (1918)
Pierre: 0.14" (1938) Pierre: 2.0" (1991)
Sisseton: 0.27" (1964) Sisseton: 2.8" (1964)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1992) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1992)
Watertown: 0.32" (1923) Watertown: 2.6" (1992)
Wheaton: 0.35" (1992) Wheaton: 3.0" (1992)


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