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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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June 13, 1943:

An estimated F2 tornado moved ENE, destroying a home on the southeastern edge of Highmore. A mother and her five children seeking shelter in the home were injured. Barns and outbuildings were damaged on a dozen farms. This tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 8 miles and caused about $10,000 in damage.

June 13, 1967:

Thunderstorms passed across much of Eastern South Dakota. Unofficial rain fall reported of up to 5 inches and hail up to golf ball size was reported in spotty areas. Winds at the Aberdeen airport hit a peak gust of 71 mph.

June 13, 1991:

A small F1 tornado remained on the ground for 4 miles as it moved westerly from 10 miles west of Roscoe to 6 mile west of Roscoe. The path of the tornado continued for another 5 miles but was not consistently on the ground. It dissipated one mile west of Roscoe. Although the tornado had a long path, its width was 10 yards and traveled through open fields and cause little to no damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1936) Aberdeen: 36 (1942)
Kennebec: 106 (1956) Kennebec: 38 (1942)
Mobridge: 98 (1936) Mobridge: 37 (1942)
Pierre: 102 (1979) Pierre: 38 (1969)
Sisseton: 96 (1936) Sisseton: 37 (1942)
Timber Lake: 101 (1979) Timber Lake: 39 (1969)
Watertown: 96 (1987) Watertown: 34 (1929)
Wheaton: 99 (1987) Wheaton: 38 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (2005)
Kennebec: 1.93" (2007)
Mobridge: 1.48" (1914)
Pierre: 1.36" (1988)
Sisseton: 2.35" (2005)
Timber Lake: 1.65" (1943)
Watertown: 1.85" (1937)
Wheaton: 1.71" (1943)


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