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 31 October 1991 → A severe winter storm dubbed the Great Halloween Mega Storm struck the upper Midwest. Minnesota bore the brunt of the storm. Blizzard conditions occurred with wind gusts frequently to 50 mph. By the time the storm finally ended on November 2, Duluth received 37 inches of snow, Minneapolis 28 inches, and International Falls 18 inches. For Duluth and Minneapolis, this set new all time records for single storm totals. These two cities received nearly half their normal seasonal snows in this one storm.
 31 October 1994 → American Eagle Flight 4184 was completing its last turn in holding before being cleared for landing at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. After holding in pattern for an hour in wintry precipitation, enough ice accumulated on the aircraft that the plane became uncontrollable and crashed in Roselawn, IN. All 68 on board the ATR-72-212 aircraft were killed.

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June 3, 1898:

A violent windstorm passed over Aberdeen between 1 am and 2 am. Damage was confined to awnings, roofs of buildings, and plate glass windows.

June 3, 1933:

This estimated F2 tornado moved ENE from 6 miles southwest of Wilmot, passing 3 miles south of town and dissipating at Big Stone Lake. A child was killed in a barn. Roof, barn, and church debris was scattered for miles, and over a dozen farms were heavily damaged. This tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 15 miles. Estimated loss from this storm totaled $100,000.

June 3, 1997:

Very heavy rains of 2 to 4 inches through the early morning hours resulted in the flooding of some roads, fields, and creeks across parts of Jones and Lyman counties. In particular, the KOA campgrounds near Presho were heavily flooded. The KOA office and home had three and a half feet of water in them. Also, several homes near or in Presho received water and were heavily damaged. The Medicine and Stoney Butte creeks set all time record highs.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1964)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 33 (1998)
Mobridge: 96 (2006) Mobridge: 33 (1950)
Pierre: 98 (1968) Pierre: 34 (1998)
Sisseton: 96 (1968) Sisseton: 36 (1990)
Timber Lake: 97 (1968) Timber Lake: 32 (1950)
Watertown: 95 (1968) Watertown: 33 (1985)
Wheaton: 95 (1968) Wheaton: 33 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.10" (1895)
Kennebec: 3.22" (1997)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1986)
Pierre: 2.60" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.90" (1904)
Timber Lake: 1.20" (1915)
Watertown: 1.20" (1956)
Wheaton: 5.40" (1944)


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