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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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January 21, 1999:

Widespread dense fog and freezing drizzle created treacherous driving conditions across part of northeast South Dakota from the evening of the 21st to around noon on the 22nd. The freezing drizzle ended in the early morning hours of the 22nd. As a result, slippery conditions developed, especially across Hamlin, Deuel, and Codington counties. Many vehicles slid into the ditch. There were a few accidents resulting in minor injuries. Numerous activities were canceled the evening of the 21st and many schools had delayed starts on the 22nd.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 57 (1942) Aberdeen: -31 (1949)
Kennebec: 60 (1942) Kennebec: -33 (1954)
Mobridge: 59 (1942) Mobridge: -33 (1949)
Pierre: 62 (1942) Pierre: -26 (1954)
Sisseton: 50 (1942) Sisseton: -31 (1970)
Timber Lake: 59 (1942) Timber Lake: -30 (1949)
Watertown: 50 (1933) Watertown: -30 (1954)
Wheaton: 47 (1981) Wheaton: -33 (1970)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.65" (1952) Aberdeen: 5.1" (1952)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1917) Kennebec: 6.0" (1917)
Mobridge: 0.60" (1917) Mobridge: 6.0" (1917)
Pierre: 0.59" (1952) Pierre: 6.0" (1952)
Sisseton: 0.47" (1952) Sisseton: 5.0" (1952)
Timber Lake: 0.57" (1952) Timber Lake: 6.5" (1917)
Watertown: 0.50" (1917) Watertown: 4.0" (1917)
Wheaton: 0.34" (1962) Wheaton: 4.0" (1962)


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