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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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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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