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 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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November 5, 1959:

A strong cold front brought near blizzard conditions and bitter cold temperatures. High temperatures in many locations only reached the upper teens. Some daytime highs include; 19 degrees in Pierre and Waubay; 18 degrees in Aberdeen, Faulkton, Kennebec, Pollock and Roscoe; 17 degree in Eureka, Gettysburg, Mobridge and Watertown; and 15 degrees in Timber Lake and near McIntosh. Some record or near record lows also occurred near midnight on the 5th. Some lows include; 2 degrees in Aberdeen; 1 degree near McIntosh; 0 degrees in Timber Lake and Pollock; and 2 degree below zero in Kennebec.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 79 (1904) Aberdeen: -6 (2003)
Kennebec: 84 (2001) Kennebec: -5 (1951)
Mobridge: 73 (1916) Mobridge: -3 (1959)
Pierre: 80 (1975) Pierre: 3 (1959)
Sisseton: 78 (1975) Sisseton: -4 (1951)
Timber Lake: 74 (2001) Timber Lake: -7 (1935)
Watertown: 73 (2001) Watertown: -1 (1951)
Wheaton: 78 (2001) Wheaton: -3 (1951)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.70" (1895) Aberdeen: 4.5" (1925)
Kennebec: 0.45" (1922) Kennebec: 0.5" (1993)
Mobridge: 0.81" (2008) Mobridge: 6.1" (1943)
Pierre: 0.30" (2008) Pierre: 0.6" (1959)
Sisseton: 0.51" (1958) Sisseton: 2.0" (1936)
Timber Lake: 0.83" (1948) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1943)
Watertown: 0.34" (1959) Watertown: 1.9" (1959)
Wheaton: 0.78" (1958) Wheaton: 2.0" (1991)


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