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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 12, 1995:

Rapid snowmelt, due to warm temperatures, caused widespread flooding of streams, low areas, and farmland. Many roads were covered with water and some were washed out. Some utility poles and lines were damaged. Some schools, houses, and other buildings were damaged by high water levels. Day County was especially hit hard, with damage to roads alone estimated at $75,000. In addition, ice jams exacerbated the flooding on some culverts and streams.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 72 (1934) Aberdeen: -20 (1897)
Kennebec: 82 (2007) Kennebec: -21 (1956)
Mobridge: 80 (2007) Mobridge: -12 (1951)
Pierre: 82 (2007) Pierre: -15 (1956)
Sisseton: 70 (1934) Sisseton: -14 (2009)
Timber Lake: 78 (2006) Timber Lake: -16 (1951)
Watertown: 66 (1934) Watertown: -14 (1897)
Wheaton: 65 (1990) Wheaton: -14 (2009)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.94" (1977) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1927)
Kennebec: 1.80" (1977) Kennebec: 9.0" (1927)
Mobridge: 0.70" (1977) Mobridge: 2.7" (2003)
Pierre: 1.06" (1954) Pierre: 10.2" (1954)
Sisseton: 1.30" (1977) Sisseton: 6.5" (1976)
Timber Lake: 0.82" (1954) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1954)
Watertown: 1.21" (1954) Watertown: 6.0" (1954)
Wheaton: 1.68" (1977) Wheaton: 6.0" (1927)


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