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 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
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March 20, 1982:

A winter storm dropped 10-20 inches of heavy wet snow across the northern two-thirds of South Dakota. Five persons were killed and eight others injured in indirect accidents. Downed power lines caused isolated power outages. A half dozen newborn calves died of exposure near Lemmon in Perkins County. In addition, 5% of the pheasant population in Brown, Edmunds and Faulk Counties were killed. The weight of the snow collapsed a canopy of a grocery store in McLaughlin, Corson County, tearing out part of the brick front and breaking windows in the store.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1910) Aberdeen: -6 (1965)
Kennebec: 83 (1907) Kennebec: -13 (1965)
Mobridge: 85 (1911) Mobridge: -10 (1965)
Pierre: 76 (1939) Pierre: -9 (1965)
Sisseton: 65 (1934) Sisseton: -5 (1986)
Timber Lake: 74 (2007) Timber Lake: -14 (1965)
Watertown: 71 (1911) Watertown: -7 (1986)
Wheaton: 76 (2012) Wheaton: 0 (1965)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.75" (2008) Aberdeen: 4.9" (2008)
Kennebec: 0.55" (1991) Kennebec: 3.0" (1977)
Mobridge: 0.38" (2008) Mobridge: 3.5" (2008)
Pierre: 0.61" (1987) Pierre: 2.2" (1955)
Sisseton: 1.09" (1982) Sisseton: 10.0" (1982)
Timber Lake: 0.70" (1915) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1982)
Watertown: 0.59" (1972) Watertown: 1.8" (1967)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1964) Wheaton: 5.5" (1964)


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