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 31 January 1937 → In January 1937 Earlington, KY (Hopkins County) recorded nearly 23 inches of rain.
 31 January 1966 → The Great Blizzard of 1966 hit upstate New York and paralyzed the Buffalo region. Winds gusting to 60 mph and temperatures in the teens along with heavy blowing snow created severe blizzard conditions. Rochester received two feet of snow, and Oswego got 100 inches.
 31 January 1999 → The United States experienced an all-time record for the number of tornadoes reported in January: 212. Bemis, TN had an F4 on the 17th, and F3s occurred in Clarksville and Camden, TN on the 22nd. An F3 occured in New Light, LA on the 21st.

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March 9, 1993:

High winds gusting in excess of 50 mph moved east across South Dakota behind a strong cold front. Peak wind gusts reported included 62 mph at Pierre and 49 mph at Aberdeen. In addition, high winds flipped over a mobile home on top of a car and a utility shed near The Oahe Reservoir. Also, a semi tractor trailer was overturned while crossing Ft. Randall Dam. An office trailer was also tipped over at the same location.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (1913) Aberdeen: -20 (1951)
Kennebec: 74 (1936) Kennebec: -18 (1996)
Mobridge: 73 (1911) Mobridge: -15 (1951)
Pierre: 70 (1936) Pierre: -13 (1996)
Sisseton: 61 (1902) Sisseton: -13 (1984)
Timber Lake: 67 (1988) Timber Lake: -16 (1948)
Watertown: 59 (1911) Watertown: -13 (1984)
Wheaton: 56 (1990) Wheaton: -17 (1951)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1918) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1918)
Kennebec: 0.62" (1940) Kennebec: 4.5" (1970)
Mobridge: 0.88" (2010) Mobridge: 3.0" (1946)
Pierre: 0.71" (2010) Pierre: 4.3" (1970)
Sisseton: 0.42" (1971) Sisseton: 3.0" (1960)
Timber Lake: 0.37" (1986) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1918)
Watertown: 0.11" (1999) Watertown: 4.0" (1918)
Wheaton: 0.43" (2002) Wheaton: 6.0" (2002)


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