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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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May 16, 1929:

On this day, Aberdeen recorded 3.0 inches of snow. This is the latest measurable snow for the city of Aberdeen on record.

May 16, 1992:

This was a wild day across the tri state region of Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa, with tornadoes and very strong straight-line winds. A tornado tore up three grain bins and two farm wagons in Cedar County of northeast Nebraska before crossing into Dixon County. As it traveled east, it destroyed two barns and a garage, and was responsible for killing between 5,000 and 10,000 chickens at a chicken farm. In northwest Iowa, Sioux City reported winds of around 60 miles an hour causing some minor damage. Elsewhere, winds gusted as high as 75 miles an hour in Spencer and 74 miles an hour in Le Mars.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1934) Aberdeen: 23 (2014)
Kennebec: 102 (1934) Kennebec: 26 (2011)
Mobridge: 97 (1934) Mobridge: 27 (2009)
Pierre: 98 (1934) Pierre: 29 (2009)
Sisseton: 96 (1934) Sisseton: 28 (2014)
Timber Lake: 89 (1987) Timber Lake: 25 (2009)
Watertown: 99 (1934) Watertown: 23 (1929)
Wheaton: 90 (1918) Wheaton: 24 (1923)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.15" (2004) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1929)
Kennebec: 1.53" (1962)
Mobridge: 1.15" (1942)
Pierre: 2.03" (1962)
Sisseton: 2.43" (1962)
Timber Lake: 1.11" (1961)
Watertown: 1.52" (1962)
Wheaton: 1.63" (1962)


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