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 31 October 1991 → A severe winter storm dubbed the Great Halloween Mega Storm struck the upper Midwest. Minnesota bore the brunt of the storm. Blizzard conditions occurred with wind gusts frequently to 50 mph. By the time the storm finally ended on November 2, Duluth received 37 inches of snow, Minneapolis 28 inches, and International Falls 18 inches. For Duluth and Minneapolis, this set new all time records for single storm totals. These two cities received nearly half their normal seasonal snows in this one storm.
 31 October 1994 → American Eagle Flight 4184 was completing its last turn in holding before being cleared for landing at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. After holding in pattern for an hour in wintry precipitation, enough ice accumulated on the aircraft that the plane became uncontrollable and crashed in Roselawn, IN. All 68 on board the ATR-72-212 aircraft were killed.

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January 26, 1977:

Four days of very strong winds occurred from the 26th through the 29th with a strong low pressure area over western Ontario. Strong northwest winds of 30 to 45 mph with gusts into the 60s caused widespread blowing and drifting snow with most roads closed with many traffic accidents. The winds combined with subzero temperatures to create wind chills of 60 to 80 below zero. Many schools were closed for several days.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (1947) Aberdeen: -30 (1950)
Kennebec: 63 (2006) Kennebec: -29 (1950)
Mobridge: 57 (1947) Mobridge: -33 (1950)
Pierre: 64 (2006) Pierre: -25 (1950)
Sisseton: 54 (1947) Sisseton: -25 (1950)
Timber Lake: 52 (1947) Timber Lake: -30 (1950)
Watertown: 54 (1931) Watertown: -28 (1895)
Wheaton: 53 (1931) Wheaton: -32 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.30" (1916) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1956)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1918) Kennebec: 5.0" (1918)
Mobridge: 0.60" (1917) Mobridge: 6.0" (1917)
Pierre: 0.27" (1902) Pierre: 0.9" (2000)
Sisseton: 0.24" (1979) Sisseton: 3.0" (1979)
Timber Lake: 0.42" (1956) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1969)
Watertown: 0.33" (1979) Watertown: 5.0" (2004)
Wheaton: 0.70" (1979) Wheaton: 10.0" (2004)


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