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 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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June 8, 1964:

Winds of 50 mph or more were reported over much of the state. Wide spread damage to trees and utility lines. Buildings were damaged in scattered areas. Tornadoes were also observed on this day. The first one touched down in open county 30 miles WSW of Pierre. Another one was near Ridgeview, causing damage to power lines and property of a ranch.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (2000) Aberdeen: 32 (1938)
Kennebec: 106 (2000) Kennebec: 31 (1924)
Mobridge: 93 (1988) Mobridge: 34 (1915)
Pierre: 107 (2000) Pierre: 39 (1937)
Sisseton: 95 (2000) Sisseton: 35 (1937)
Timber Lake: 95 (1988) Timber Lake: 36 (1937)
Watertown: 97 (2000) Watertown: 31 (1900)
Wheaton: 96 (2000) Wheaton: 39 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.40" (1904)
Kennebec: 1.63" (1998)
Mobridge: 1.16" (1975)
Pierre: 2.36" (1998)
Sisseton: 1.51" (1968)
Timber Lake: 1.45" (1932)
Watertown: 1.02" (1999)
Wheaton: 1.52" (1984)


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