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 27 February 1984 → A severe winter storm spread blizzard conditions across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on the 27th and 28th. 24 inches of snow fell in the Vichy/Rolla area in Missouri. 22 inches was reported in southern Illinois. Winds frequently gusted to 50 mph. Interstate 65 was impassable for several days due to extensive drifting of the snow in Indiana. Thunderstorms were reported which added to the heavy snow amounts.
 27 February 2007 → The world record for 96-hour rainfall was set: 191.70 inches at Cratere Commerson, La Reunion.

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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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