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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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November 4, 1992:

Significant snow blanketed much of the state except the southwest between November 1st and November 4th. The snow and slush caused numerous minor traffic accidents and further delayed the fall harvest in many areas. The greatest snowfall amounts included over a foot in north central and northeast South Dakota, and the northern Black Hills, with generally 3 to 7 inches reported elsewhere. Some of the more significant storm total snowfall reports were 25.2 inches at Lead, 15 inches at Eureka, 14 inches near Summit, 13 inches near Victor, 12.6 inches at Roscoe, and 12 inches in Leola and 23 mile north of Highmore.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 78 (1975) Aberdeen: -2 (1991)
Kennebec: 79 (1917) Kennebec: -1 (1991)
Mobridge: 77 (1917) Mobridge: -2 (1935)
Pierre: 78 (1978) Pierre: 0 (1951)
Sisseton: 74 (1975) Sisseton: -2 (1951)
Timber Lake: 76 (1975) Timber Lake: 0 (1991)
Watertown: 73 (1975) Watertown: -2 (1991)
Wheaton: 74 (1975) Wheaton: 0 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1922) Aberdeen: 4.8" (2003)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1947) Kennebec: 2.0" (2003)
Mobridge: 0.54" (1948) Mobridge: 3.8" (1959)
Pierre: 0.31" (1959) Pierre: 4.0" (1959)
Sisseton: 0.46" (1988) Sisseton: 3.5" (2003)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1948) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1959)
Watertown: 0.39" (1956) Watertown: 2.0" (1959)
Wheaton: 0.47" (1940) Wheaton: 3.0" (2003)


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