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January 23, 1969:

Intermittent freezing rain on the 20th to the 22nd changed to snow on the 22nd which continued through the 24th. Snowfall of 2 to 6 inches fell across Minnesota and far northeast South Dakota. Blizzard conditions developed on the 23rd and 24th with 30 to 45 mph winds and temperatures dropping to below zero by the 24th. Most of the traffic was halted with many roads blocked from snow drifting. Some rural roads had been blocked for 3 to 4 weeks. Stranded motorists were common in the area. Some snowfall amounts included, 2 inches at Wilmot and Victor, 3 inches at Milbank and Artichoke Lake, and 4 inches at Clear Lake.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1981) Aberdeen: -34 (1897)
Kennebec: 67 (1981) Kennebec: -23 (1948)
Mobridge: 62 (1981) Mobridge: -26 (1929)
Pierre: 68 (1981) Pierre: -20 (1952)
Sisseton: 57 (1942) Sisseton: -30 (1948)
Timber Lake: 66 (1981) Timber Lake: -27 (1935)
Watertown: 57 (1981) Watertown: -31 (1948)
Wheaton: 50 (1981) Wheaton: -25 (1966)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.30" (1950) Aberdeen: 2.5" (1950)
Kennebec: 0.23" (2010) Kennebec: 2.0" (1982)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1950) Mobridge: 6.0" (1964)
Pierre: 0.16" (1982) Pierre: 1.6" (1982)
Sisseton: 0.26" (2010) Sisseton: 3.0" (1998)
Timber Lake: 0.51" (1950) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1964)
Watertown: 0.25" (2010) Watertown: 1.3" (1988)
Wheaton: 0.52" (2010) Wheaton: 4.0" (1997)


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