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 26 January 1938 → The Niagara River's worst ice jam on record occurred at Niagara Falls, NY. The jam caused the Falls View Bridge to collapse, burying the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission Plant under 18 feet of water and ice.
 26 January 1972 → Intense lake effect snow bands pounded Oswego, NY and produced amazing snowfall rates: 2.4 inches in 15 minutes, 4.8 inches in half an hour, 9.1 inches in an hour, and 16.5 inches in two hours.
 26 January 1980 → Grand Ilet, in the South Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, recorded the world record 12-hour rainfall as a whopping 46 inches fell.
 26 January 2011 → A record snowstorm hit three major U.S. cities; Philadelphia received 15.1 inches of snow, Washington D.C. received five inches of snow, and New York City reported one to two feet of snow in the region which shut down schools for only the 9th time since 1979.

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July 14, 1964:

A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado which caused damage to Ellsworth AFB. Another storm in Meade County produced a tornado that was spotted by Air Force personnel. This tornado was bearing down on a missile site near Creighton forcing the evacuation of the site. No damage to the site was reported.

July 14, 2009:

Numerous thunderstorms developed along a strong cold front as it pushed east across north central and northeast South Dakota during the early morning hours of July 14th. Very heavy rains occurred with rainfall amounts of nearly 3 inches in some places. This resulted in flash flooding across a large portion of the area with several county and township roads covered with water. Flash flooding occurred in Houghton with streets covered by water up to 6 inches deep.

July 14, 2013:

A line of storms moving across north central South Dakota during the early morning hours on the 14th became heavy rainfall producing thunderstorms for northeastern South Dakota. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches caused mainly localized flooding. However in Grant County, a 20 foot wide by 17 foot deep culvert on 468th Avenue in Twin Brooks was washed away by flash flooding. The Grant County Highway Department said fixing the culvert would cost more than $40,000 dollars.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1931) Aberdeen: 42 (1967)
Kennebec: 106 (1901) Kennebec: 40 (1967)
Mobridge: 104 (2006) Mobridge: 47 (1930)
Pierre: 104 (1988) Pierre: 45 (1967)
Sisseton: 101 (1983) Sisseton: 46 (1903)
Timber Lake: 104 (1914) Timber Lake: 42 (1993)
Watertown: 104 (1931) Watertown: 40 (1930)
Wheaton: 99 (1983) Wheaton: 42 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.90" (2009)
Kennebec: 1.40" (1989)
Mobridge: 0.76" (1937)
Pierre: 0.98" (1969)
Sisseton: 2.85" (1937)
Timber Lake: 1.17" (1962)
Watertown: 1.20" (1968)
Wheaton: 3.83" (1937)


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