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 19 December 1948 → A snowstorm struck Philadelphia during an NFL game at Shibe Park between the Eagles and the Chicago Cardinals. The game started 30 minutes late, in part because the players had to be recruited to help remove the hay and snow-laden tarp. The goal posts were not visible from the 50-yard line in the driving snow. The Eagles won, 7-0. Seven inches of snow fell during the game according to official NWS records.
 19 December 2006 → Vancouver, British Columbia's Stanley Park lost more than 1,000 trees after a series of storms battered the West Coast with near-hurricane force winds. One fallen hemlock tree was estimated to be more than 200 years old.

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July 5, 1936:

Three record high temperatures were set on this day. Near Gann Valley, the temperature reached 120 degrees, setting the state record. The state record was tied on July 15, 2006 at 17 miles WSW of Fort Pierre. Other record highs on this date include 119 degrees in Kennebec and 116 degrees in Murdo. The record highs near Gann Valley, Kennebec, and Murdo are all-time highs for each location.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1936) Aberdeen: 35 (1915)
Kennebec: 119 (1936) Kennebec: 37 (1915)
Mobridge: 109 (1936) Mobridge: 38 (1915)
Pierre: 113 (1989) Pierre: 44 (1972)
Sisseton: 103 (1988) Sisseton: 46 (1992)
Timber Lake: 109 (1936) Timber Lake: 40 (1915)
Watertown: 100 (1988) Watertown: 42 (1899)
Wheaton: 102 (1988) Wheaton: 44 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.98" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.37" (1900)
Mobridge: 1.46" (1914)
Pierre: 1.20" (1908)
Sisseton: 1.40" (1998)
Timber Lake: 1.05" (1914)
Watertown: 1.22" (1964)
Wheaton: 1.45" (1998)


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