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 21 October 1934 → A severe windstorm lashed the Pacific Northwest coast. In Washington, 22 deaths were reported and $1.7 million in damage was done, mainly to timber. Winds reached 87 mph at North Head, and waves reached 20 feet high on Puget Sound.
 21 October 1975 → Carlton Fisk made history on this day because of a walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series, after it had been postponed by rain for three days.
 21 October 1997 → The World Series game in Cleveland between the Indians and the Florida Marlins featured showers and very chilly weather for baseball: temperatures in the 40s with 25 mph winds. Florida won the game 14 to 11. The next day the two teams played in Cleveland again, with snow showers and temperatures only in the 30s. That time Cleveland won 10-3.

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March 30, 1967:

Prolonged strong southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts to 55 mph, caused areas of blowing dust in eastern South Dakota, reducing visibilities to near-zero. A metal roof on a lumber shed in Vermillion was blown off. The strong winds also piled ice along the shore of Lake Poinsett to heights of 20ft, causing damage to some cabins along the lake shore.

March 30, 2009:

A major winter storm moved across the Northern Rockies and into the Northern Plains producing from 2 to 22 inches of snowfall along with widespread blizzard conditions. Most area schools and events were canceled. Travel was extremely difficult and not advised. Interstate 29 from Watertown to the North Dakota line and Interstate 90 across Jones and Lyman counties were both closed during the storm. There were several vehicle accidents with no serious injuries reported. However, this storm took a toll on area ranchers as calving season was underway. Storm total snowfall amounts included; 6 inches in Blunt, Timber Lake, Gettysburg, and Wilmot; 7 inches in Doland and Pierre; 8 inches in Clark, Clear Lake, Leola, Hosmer, Gettysburg, southeast of McIntosh, and Kennebec; 9 inches south of Bristol, Waubay, and near Chelsea; 10 inches in Eagle Butte and Mobridge; 11 inches in Pollock and Turton. Locations with a foot or more of snowfall included; 12 inches in Aberdeen, Britton, Andover, Sisseton, and Faulkton; 13 inches at Lake Sharpe, Roy Lake, and eight miles southwest of Keldron; 14 inches in Miller, Redfield, and Webster; 15 inches near Highmore and near Columbia; 16 inches southwest of Stratford; 17 inches 14 miles northeast of Isabel; 20 inches in McLaughlin, Ree Heights, and 4 miles northeast of Victor with almost 22 inches northwest of Stephan.

March 30, 2010:

Scattered light rain showers falling into a very dry air mass were responsible for several heat bursts that occurred across central South Dakota from Pierre to Onida during the evening hours of March 30th. Between 853 pm and 1053 pm CDT, observations from the Pierre airport (KPIR) showed a marked increase in temperature (+10F), decrease in dew point temperature (-4F), pressure falls, and gusty surface winds (a peak wind gust of 48 mph). On a farm outside of Pierre, winds were estimated up to 70 mph as some shingles were blown off the roof along with damage to several outbuildings. The Onida airport recorded a peak wind gust of 66 mph in the early evening.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 81 (1943) Aberdeen: -14 (1969)
Kennebec: 90 (1943) Kennebec: -2 (1975)
Mobridge: 77 (1943) Mobridge: 2 (1969)
Pierre: 86 (1978) Pierre: 4 (1975)
Sisseton: 79 (1967) Sisseton: -10 (1975)
Timber Lake: 76 (1999) Timber Lake: 0 (1975)
Watertown: 81 (1943) Watertown: -12 (1969)
Wheaton: 80 (1967) Wheaton: -8 (1969)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.52" (2007) Aberdeen: 2.0" (2009)
Kennebec: 1.65" (2007) Kennebec: 8.0" (1924)
Mobridge: 0.98" (2007) Mobridge: 2.0" (1912)
Pierre: 0.77" (2007) Pierre: 2.1" (1900)
Sisseton: 0.47" (2007) Sisseton: 1.0" (1979)
Timber Lake: 1.27" (2007) Timber Lake: 4.0" (2009)
Watertown: 0.27" (1993) Watertown: 1.0" (1949)
Wheaton: 1.16" (1933) Wheaton: T (1995)


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