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 31 October 1991 → A severe winter storm dubbed the Great Halloween Mega Storm struck the upper Midwest. Minnesota bore the brunt of the storm. Blizzard conditions occurred with wind gusts frequently to 50 mph. By the time the storm finally ended on November 2, Duluth received 37 inches of snow, Minneapolis 28 inches, and International Falls 18 inches. For Duluth and Minneapolis, this set new all time records for single storm totals. These two cities received nearly half their normal seasonal snows in this one storm.
 31 October 1994 → American Eagle Flight 4184 was completing its last turn in holding before being cleared for landing at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. After holding in pattern for an hour in wintry precipitation, enough ice accumulated on the aircraft that the plane became uncontrollable and crashed in Roselawn, IN. All 68 on board the ATR-72-212 aircraft were killed.

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May 21, 1977:

Five tornadoes were seen by observers south of Clear Lake. One was five miles south of town moving northeast. Another was four miles south and one mile west of Clear Lake. Both destroyed trees and some small buildings. Three other tornadoes were sighted about two miles south of town. These touched down only momentarily with no damage occurring. Two tornadoes were seen in Southern Codington County. One was seen at Grover and the other was five miles south of Watertown. No damage was reported. A tornado was on the ground in the vicinity of Revillo. A few barns and some out building were damaged.

May 21, 1992:

A severe thunderstorm moved over northwestern Edmunds County causing high winds and penny size hail. In Bowdle there was considerable wind damage. Tree limbs in excess of five inches in diameter were broken off and fell on a car. Other tree branches went through the roof of a home. Two pickup trucks were rolled on their side. Three miles ENE of Bowdle a garage was moved 20 feet off its foundation and was stopped by a large tractor.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1925) Aberdeen: 25 (1895)
Kennebec: 99 (1925) Kennebec: 21 (1931)
Mobridge: 94 (1964) Mobridge: 23 (1931)
Pierre: 93 (1992) Pierre: 32 (1968)
Sisseton: 96 (1964) Sisseton: 32 (1963)
Timber Lake: 92 (1955) Timber Lake: 20 (1931)
Watertown: 92 (1964) Watertown: 28 (1928)
Wheaton: 98 (1964) Wheaton: 31 (1963)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.48" (1898)
Kennebec: 2.15" (1977)
Mobridge: 1.65" (1962)
Pierre: 1.01" (1899)
Sisseton: 3.84" (1965)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1962)
Watertown: 1.70" (1909)
Wheaton: 2.20" (1937)


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