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 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
 1 February 2011 → An immense blizzard dropped as much as two feet of snow from Tulsa through southwest Missouri, northeast Missouri, central Illinois, northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, to Lower Michigan. The northern suburbs of Chicago received 21 inches, and the Chicago lakefront recorded 70 mph winds!

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May 23, 1989:

A complex of thunderstorms moved from southwest Minnesota through Iowa. One small tornado touched down briefly in Lyon County. But the main story with this complex was high winds and hail. Baseball size hail fell just north of George in Lyon County. In addition, two inch hail occurred in Sac County in Schaller and Odebolt and golf ball size hail fell in Caroll, Iowa. Needless to say, the hail caused a lot of damage to vehicles, trees and roofs. Thunderstorm winds of 60 miles an hour were also common across all of northwest Iowa with these storms.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1950) Aberdeen: 26 (1897)
Kennebec: 105 (1926) Kennebec: 25 (1908)
Mobridge: 95 (1928) Mobridge: 28 (2002)
Pierre: 90 (1984) Pierre: 33 (1992)
Sisseton: 89 (2006) Sisseton: 30 (2002)
Timber Lake: 95 (1928) Timber Lake: 30 (1941)
Watertown: 92 (1950) Watertown: 30 (1917)
Wheaton: 93 (1964) Wheaton: 31 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.04" (1936)
Kennebec: 1.84" (1939)
Mobridge: 1.63" (1971)
Pierre: 1.54" (1914)
Sisseton: 1.83" (1962)
Timber Lake: 1.85" (1982)
Watertown: 1.75" (1965)
Wheaton: 1.34" (1965)


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