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 31 January 1937 → In January 1937 Earlington, KY (Hopkins County) recorded nearly 23 inches of rain.
 31 January 1966 → The Great Blizzard of 1966 hit upstate New York and paralyzed the Buffalo region. Winds gusting to 60 mph and temperatures in the teens along with heavy blowing snow created severe blizzard conditions. Rochester received two feet of snow, and Oswego got 100 inches.
 31 January 1999 → The United States experienced an all-time record for the number of tornadoes reported in January: 212. Bemis, TN had an F4 on the 17th, and F3s occurred in Clarksville and Camden, TN on the 22nd. An F3 occured in New Light, LA on the 21st.

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March 27, 1993:

Rain and a rapid snowmelt caused the Big Sioux and Vermillion Rivers to rise to 1 to 8 feet above flood stage March 26th through March 31st, 1993. The worst of the flooding occurred in far southeast South Dakota where large areas of farmland were under water. The floodwaters closed at least 4 state highways in southeast South Dakota and blocked dozens of smaller roads in the east. Large chunks of ice on the Big Sioux led to many temporary ice jams. The ice jams took out fences and washed out roads. In some areas the ice had to be pushed off of the roads with tractors.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 83 (1946) Aberdeen: -12 (1913)
Kennebec: 89 (1988) Kennebec: -10 (1913)
Mobridge: 84 (1946) Mobridge: -5 (1913)
Pierre: 87 (1988) Pierre: 4 (1970)
Sisseton: 78 (1946) Sisseton: 0 (1955)
Timber Lake: 84 (1946) Timber Lake: -4 (1931)
Watertown: 76 (1946) Watertown: -4 (1913)
Wheaton: 66 (1968) Wheaton: 0 (1955)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.81" (1975) Aberdeen: 7.2" (1975)
Kennebec: 1.80" (2004) Kennebec: 10.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1975) Mobridge: 11.2" (1975)
Pierre: 1.40" (2004) Pierre: 2.0" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.27" (1995) Sisseton: 8.0" (1984)
Timber Lake: 0.91" (1950) Timber Lake: 9.0" (1950)
Watertown: 1.90" (1921) Watertown: 6.0" (1921)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1975) Wheaton: 6.0" (1975)


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