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 19 December 1948 → A snowstorm struck Philadelphia during an NFL game at Shibe Park between the Eagles and the Chicago Cardinals. The game started 30 minutes late, in part because the players had to be recruited to help remove the hay and snow-laden tarp. The goal posts were not visible from the 50-yard line in the driving snow. The Eagles won, 7-0. Seven inches of snow fell during the game according to official NWS records.
 19 December 2006 → Vancouver, British Columbia's Stanley Park lost more than 1,000 trees after a series of storms battered the West Coast with near-hurricane force winds. One fallen hemlock tree was estimated to be more than 200 years old.

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March 23, 1987:

Strong winds and heavy snow produced blizzard conditions across South Dakota March 23rd through the 25th. Snow amounts ranged from 6 to 19 inches. Snow totals included 19" at Winner (in Tripp County), 15" at Murdo (in Jones County), and 12" at Woonsocket (in Sanborn County) and Platte (in Charles Mix County). The wind piled the snow into drifts up to 10 feet deep. The heavy, wet snow broke power lines in several counties in the south central and east central parts of the state knocking out power for up to a few days.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1910) Aberdeen: -21 (1899)
Kennebec: 85 (1910) Kennebec: -14 (1899)
Mobridge: 84 (1939) Mobridge: -7 (1965)
Pierre: 84 (1939) Pierre: -5 (1965)
Sisseton: 77 (1939) Sisseton: -14 (1974)
Timber Lake: 82 (1939) Timber Lake: -9 (1965)
Watertown: 82 (1910) Watertown: -14 (1899)
Wheaton: 73 (2003) Wheaton: -10 (1965)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.85" (1975) Aberdeen: 9.3" (1975)
Kennebec: 0.85" (1949) Kennebec: 4.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1975) Mobridge: 11.2" (1975)
Pierre: 0.81" (1931) Pierre: 7.8" (1975)
Sisseton: 1.39" (1937) Sisseton: 11.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 0.78" (1975) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1975)
Watertown: 0.97" (2009) Watertown: 5.0" (1975)
Wheaton: 1.40" (1975) Wheaton: 8.0" (1991)


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