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 28 January 1757 → On a bitterly cold day in York Factory, Manitoba, it was cold enough to freeze English Brandy. English Brandy freezes at -26 degrees.
 28 January 1887 → A rancher near Fort Keogh, MT, reported snowflakes that were 15 inches in diameter. The weather observer over at the fort did report snow that day, but did not specify how large the flakes were. Temperatures were in the teens and 20s.

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July 12, 1981:

Severe thunderstorms that started during the evening hours on the 11th, continued into the early morning hours on the 12th. Winds were estimated near 80 mph, 10 to 20 miles southeast of Eureka. This storm destroyed a number of steel grain storage bins. Strong winds of 58 mph were measured in Aberdeen, where many trees were broken and power and communication lines were interrupted.

July 12, 1993:

A thunderstorm dumped up to four inches of rain in 30 minutes, 25 miles west of Pierre. This storm washed hay into big blocks up to five feet high. The heavy rains also caused water to spill over an irrigation dam. Another severe thunderstorm occurred over Dewy County and produced high winds, damaging hail, and flooding rains destroyed crops and hay fields. The storm knocked out windows and screens in the Lantry area. Runoff from the storm moved rapidly through the streets of Eagle Butte causing water damage to homes and businesses. Water was reported flowing four to five feet deep through a cafe. Strong winds also tipped over a house trailer.

July 12, 2004:

Hail up to the size of softballs fell in and around Onaka, damaging vehicles, farm equipment, and homes. Lightning struck a home in Britton starting a fire in the attic, which resulted in significant damage to the home. High winds along with hail up to the size of baseballs caused some structural, vehicle, crop, and tree damage in and around Astoria and Toronto.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1936) Aberdeen: 40 (1941)
Kennebec: 105 (1973) Kennebec: 41 (1922)
Mobridge: 104 (1936) Mobridge: 46 (1950)
Pierre: 105 (1939) Pierre: 44 (1975)
Sisseton: 109 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1941)
Timber Lake: 102 (1949) Timber Lake: 45 (1941)
Watertown: 103 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1941)
Wheaton: 99 (1932) Wheaton: 45 (1936)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.41" (1981)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1997)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1927)
Pierre: 2.41" (1899)
Sisseton: 1.39" (1992)
Timber Lake: 1.24" (1952)
Watertown: 0.81" (1955)
Wheaton: 2.20" (1934)


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