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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 30, 1899:

An estimated F3 tornado moved northeast from 2 miles west of Laurel, Nebraska and across the west edge of Elk Point, South Dakota. At least two homes were destroyed in Nebraska. The tornado then struck three farms in South Dakota, destroying 16 buildings on one of them. One man was injured as he knelt over his wife and child.

May 30, 1998:

An F4 tornado moved through southeast South Dakota, killing 6 people and injuring another 150. The tornado crossed into McCook County at approximately 7:38 pm, CST and moved through downtown Spencer at approximately 7:39 pm, CST. The total cost of damage was more than $18 million with an additional half million in crop damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 110 (1934) Aberdeen: 27 (1947)
Kennebec: 107 (1934) Kennebec: 28 (1947)
Mobridge: 105 (1934) Mobridge: 33 (2012)
Pierre: 103 (1934) Pierre: 32 (1947)
Sisseton: 113 (1934) Sisseton: 33 (1947)
Timber Lake: 98 (1939) Timber Lake: 31 (1947)
Watertown: 106 (1934) Watertown: 31 (1947)
Wheaton: 93 (2002) Wheaton: 34 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.35" (1899)
Kennebec: 2.88" (1919)
Mobridge: 3.24" (1943)
Pierre: 1.25" (1918)
Sisseton: 1.25" (1951)
Timber Lake: 1.73" (1943)
Watertown: 2.00" (1959)
Wheaton: 1.90" (1985)


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