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 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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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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