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 29 December 1894 → Temperatures fell into the 10 to 15 degree range in northern Florida. Tallahassee remained below freezing for the entire day.
 29 December 1942 → One of the worst ice storms to hit eastern Ontario, southern Quebec, and northern New York in 100 years was underway. More than 1 inch of ice brought the area to a standstill for several days. Outlying areas were reported to be a mass of tangled wires and trees. Telephone wires were covered by ice as thick as a person's wrist. Cornwall, ON, was without power for 10 days.
 29 December 1964 → Wind speeds over 100 mph buffeted the eastern shores of Australia as a small but intense storm moved up the country's Pacific coast. The combination of the powerful winds and large hail resulted in great destruction to trees and structures.

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July 7, 1959:

A very strong and widespread windstorm began near Kadoka and moved northeastward across the state at a speed of 60 to 65 mph. Airplane hangers were damaged or destroyed at Murdo, Redfield, and Watertown. Fourteen barns were destroyed or seriously damaged. Five trailer homes were overturned.

July 7, 1963:

Hail covered the ground to a depth of 2 inches in Cresbard, causing hail damage to crops and buildings. Hail averaged 1 inch in diameter with the largest being 2 inches.

July 7, 1990:

A teenager was injured by softball size hail while working in a field near Herreid. Numerous cattle in the area were also injured by the large hail. Most homes and vehicles in town suffered damage. The Herreid School had 120 broken panes of glass.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1936) Aberdeen: 43 (1922)
Kennebec: 110 (1973) Kennebec: 44 (1901)
Mobridge: 111 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1915)
Pierre: 109 (2007) Pierre: 49 (2004)
Sisseton: 104 (1936) Sisseton: 41 (1934)
Timber Lake: 110 (1936) Timber Lake: 41 (1958)
Watertown: 100 (2007) Watertown: 41 (1908)
Wheaton: 103 (1988) Wheaton: 48 (1984)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.56" (1994)
Kennebec: 1.90" (1956)
Mobridge: 1.01" (2002)
Pierre: 1.09" (1992)
Sisseton: 2.34" (1994)
Timber Lake: 1.12" (1994)
Watertown: 2.80" (1950)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1928) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.