This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 30 January 1977 → The Great Buffalo Blizzard finally drew to a close after up to a foot of snow fell on a pre-existing 33 inch snowpack, accompanied by powerful wind gusts producing wind chills to -60 with 25-foot drifts. 29 people were killed, many while stranded in their cars.
 30 January 2004 → The northern Plains suffered an extreme cold spell when the temperature at Fosston, MN fell to -50F.

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July 6, 1963:

A farmer was fatally injured near Waubay when the barn was destroyed while he was inside. Winds of 110 mph were recorded at FAA in Watertown before the roof and wind instruments were blown away.

July 6, 1982:

A severe thunderstorm produced a series of five microbursts over Sioux Falls. The microbursts caused extensive damage. Winds were estimated to have reached 125 mph, and a peak gust of 82 mph was recorded by the airport. Damage, which was heaviest in the south central and northeast sections of the city, included thousands of trees uprooted or damaged. Several semi trailers were blown over, critically injuring one man and slightly injuring two others. Several other minor injuries occurred mainly from flying glass. Five cars were rolled over by the high winds and several others damaged flying debris. Damage at the airport included a portion of a hangar roof blown off and three light aircraft flipped over.

July 6, 1994:

Widespread rainfall of over 6 inches fell in Dewey, Potter, and Faulk Counties, causing damage to roads and flooded basements and fields. A teenage girl escaped injury when her car was washed away by the waters of a swollen creek about 5 miles east of Gettysburg. Some storm total amounts include; 6.80 inches in Orient; 6.70 at Faulkton; 5.80 in Milbank; 5.48 in Big Stone City; 5.02 in Ipswich; 4.50 in Gettysburg; 4.17 in Webster; 4.12 near Onaka; 4.02 in Leola; and 3.97 in Britton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 115 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1942)
Kennebec: 111 (1937) Kennebec: 40 (1899)
Mobridge: 114 (1936) Mobridge: 42 (1915)
Pierre: 111 (1973) Pierre: 47 (1934)
Sisseton: 113 (1936) Sisseton: 45 (1997)
Timber Lake: 115 (1936) Timber Lake: 45 (1958)
Watertown: 104 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1942)
Wheaton: 104 (1988) Wheaton: 47 (1984)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.26" (1994)
Kennebec: 1.43" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.85" (1994)
Pierre: 1.84" (1994)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1938)
Timber Lake: 1.28" (1994)
Watertown: 0.95" (1956)
Wheaton: 1.65" (2004)


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