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 26 December 1927 → The worst Christmas blizzard in a century buried the UK. While most of the country experienced snow, the south suffered from the brunt of the storm with drifts in places to 15 feet or more.
 26 December 1985 → Seattle, WA was in the midst of two and a half weeks of heavy fog. Christmas holiday travel was disrupted due to visibility of less than one eighth of a mile. Many flights were canceled and numerous accidents cluttered the highways.
 26 December 2009 → A huge blizzard raged across the Great Plains from the 24th through today. One to two feet of snow, propelled by winds up to 60 mph, buried the area from Oklahoma to the upper Mississippi Valley. Five people died in Oklahoma.

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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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