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January 14, 1916:

Record cold continued on this date in weather history in 1916 across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Aberdeen, Kennebec, Mobridge, Timber Lake, Watertown, and Wheaton all set record lows. The record lows were 24 degrees below zero at Kennebec, 28 degrees below zero at Wheaton, 31 degrees below zero at Timber Lake, 35 degrees below zero at Mobridge, 36 degrees below zero at Aberdeen, and 38 degrees below zero at Watertown.

January 14, 1969:

Late on the 14th to early on the 16th, freezing rain mixed with snow in western Minnesota caused many treacherous roads with several accidents occurring.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 50 (1901) Aberdeen: -36 (1916)
Kennebec: 66 (2006) Kennebec: -24 (1916)
Mobridge: 54 (1933) Mobridge: -35 (1916)
Pierre: 57 (2006) Pierre: -21 (1972)
Sisseton: 54 (1987) Sisseton: -26 (1972)
Timber Lake: 51 (1944) Timber Lake: -31 (1916)
Watertown: 49 (1990) Watertown: -38 (1916)
Wheaton: 54 (1987) Wheaton: -28 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.54" (1952) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.38" (2001) Kennebec: 5.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 0.40" (1928) Mobridge: 4.0" (1956)
Pierre: 0.27" (2001) Pierre: 3.0" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.90" (1952) Sisseton: 9.0" (1952)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (1956) Timber Lake: 3.0" (2001)
Watertown: 0.52" (1952) Watertown: 4.2" (1929)
Wheaton: 0.83" (1923) Wheaton: 5.0" (1952)


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