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 31 October 1991 → A severe winter storm dubbed the Great Halloween Mega Storm struck the upper Midwest. Minnesota bore the brunt of the storm. Blizzard conditions occurred with wind gusts frequently to 50 mph. By the time the storm finally ended on November 2, Duluth received 37 inches of snow, Minneapolis 28 inches, and International Falls 18 inches. For Duluth and Minneapolis, this set new all time records for single storm totals. These two cities received nearly half their normal seasonal snows in this one storm.
 31 October 1994 → American Eagle Flight 4184 was completing its last turn in holding before being cleared for landing at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. After holding in pattern for an hour in wintry precipitation, enough ice accumulated on the aircraft that the plane became uncontrollable and crashed in Roselawn, IN. All 68 on board the ATR-72-212 aircraft were killed.

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March 26, 1977:

During an early morning severe weather event, hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter fell 1 mile NE of Watertown in Codington County. In addition, hail up to 1.50 inches in diameter fell in Milbank, Grant County.

March 26, 1995:

Heavy snow fell over most of central South Dakota, as well as in the northern Black Hills. Heavier accumulations included 14 inches at Murdo, 13 inches at Lead, and 12 inches at Eureka, Leola, and Buskala Ranch. Only a few traffic accidents were reported, although many other vehicles slid into ditches. There was some damage to power lines and poles. Some livestock losses were feared, as the snow fell during the calving season, although this could not be assessed in the short term.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 76 (1905) Aberdeen: -13 (1964)
Kennebec: 82 (2012) Kennebec: -19 (1894)
Mobridge: 72 (2004) Mobridge: -7 (1996)
Pierre: 79 (1993) Pierre: -3 (1964)
Sisseton: 71 (1968) Sisseton: -12 (1996)
Timber Lake: 77 (2007) Timber Lake: -10 (1913)
Watertown: 70 (1991) Watertown: -6 (1964)
Wheaton: 69 (1925) Wheaton: -11 (1996)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (1942) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1942)
Kennebec: 0.75" (1931) Kennebec: 8.0" (1983)
Mobridge: 0.83" (1950) Mobridge: 4.0" (1942)
Pierre: 1.18" (1950) Pierre: 5.0" (1942)
Sisseton: 2.65" (1942) Sisseton: 3.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.80" (1942) Timber Lake: 8.0" (1931)
Watertown: 1.04" (1995) Watertown: 4.6" (1975)
Wheaton: 1.45" (1920) Wheaton: 3.0" (1921)


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