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 26 January 1938 → The Niagara River's worst ice jam on record occurred at Niagara Falls, NY. The jam caused the Falls View Bridge to collapse, burying the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission Plant under 18 feet of water and ice.
 26 January 1972 → Intense lake effect snow bands pounded Oswego, NY and produced amazing snowfall rates: 2.4 inches in 15 minutes, 4.8 inches in half an hour, 9.1 inches in an hour, and 16.5 inches in two hours.
 26 January 1980 → Grand Ilet, in the South Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, recorded the world record 12-hour rainfall as a whopping 46 inches fell.
 26 January 2011 → A record snowstorm hit three major U.S. cities; Philadelphia received 15.1 inches of snow, Washington D.C. received five inches of snow, and New York City reported one to two feet of snow in the region which shut down schools for only the 9th time since 1979.

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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) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.