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 30 January 1977 → The Great Buffalo Blizzard finally drew to a close after up to a foot of snow fell on a pre-existing 33 inch snowpack, accompanied by powerful wind gusts producing wind chills to -60 with 25-foot drifts. 29 people were killed, many while stranded in their cars.
 30 January 2004 → The northern Plains suffered an extreme cold spell when the temperature at Fosston, MN fell to -50F.

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March 8, 2000:

High winds of 30 to 50 mph, combined with 3 to 7 inches of snow, caused widespread blizzard conditions across north central South Dakota. Many schools were closed early in the day. Travel was also significantly disrupted. Telephone service went down for several hours between Mobridge and Selby. Some heavy snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Eagle Butte, Selby, and Hoven, and 7 inches southwest of Keldron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1911) Aberdeen: -32 (1995)
Kennebec: 73 (1900) Kennebec: -15 (1996)
Mobridge: 65 (1911) Mobridge: -21 (1995)
Pierre: 65 (1977) Pierre: -14 (1995)
Sisseton: 68 (1987) Sisseton: -12 (1995)
Timber Lake: 66 (1977) Timber Lake: -20 (1951)
Watertown: 67 (1987) Watertown: -17 (1995)
Wheaton: 68 (1987) Wheaton: -16 (2008)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.83" (2000) Aberdeen: 4.6" (2011)
Kennebec: 0.45" (1992) Kennebec: 3.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 1.31" (2000) Mobridge: 5.1" (2011)
Pierre: 0.35" (2000) Pierre: 3.0" (2002)
Sisseton: 1.68" (2000) Sisseton: 3.3" (1999)
Timber Lake: 2.92" (2000) Timber Lake: 3.0" (2002)
Watertown: 0.47" (2000) Watertown: 2.7" (1988)
Wheaton: 1.24" (2000) Wheaton: 4.0" (1951)


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