This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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May 6, 1965:

Six tornadoes struck an 11 county region with the greatest damage southwest and just north of Minneapolis.

May 6, 1988:

High winds produced blowing dust which reduced visibilities to less than one half mile in northeastern South Dakota. Wind gusts of 62 mph were reported at Aberdeen. A small building was destroyed in Gettysburg and a building was damaged near Timber Lake. Winds also blew over a tractor trailer injuring a man in Okaton.

May 6, 1999:

High winds of 35 to 50 mph, gusting to over 60 mph blew across central and north central South Dakota from the early morning to the late evening hours causing some damage. In Pierre, the high winds blew a large tree down and tore loose a piece of the sheet metal cornice atop a downtown building. At the Legion Memorial Park in Mobridge, the high winds knocked the centerfield lights to the ground. In Jones County, a semi tractor trailer was blown over and damaged. The fishing tournament of Lake Oahe had to be postponed as result of the high winds.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1916) Aberdeen: 23 (1931)
Kennebec: 93 (2000) Kennebec: 19 (1931)
Mobridge: 87 (1992) Mobridge: 22 (1929)
Pierre: 89 (1934) Pierre: 24 (1976)
Sisseton: 91 (1934) Sisseton: 22 (1976)
Timber Lake: 87 (2000) Timber Lake: 24 (1989)
Watertown: 89 (1934) Watertown: 17 (1976)
Wheaton: 93 (2000) Wheaton: 14 (1925)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.76" (1895) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1950)
Kennebec: 0.85" (1942)
Mobridge: 1.01" (1930)
Pierre: 1.26" (1932)
Sisseton: 1.74" (1902)
Timber Lake: 1.71" (1983)
Watertown: 1.20" (1968)
Wheaton: 1.45" (2007)


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