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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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November 11, 1982:

Wet snow and winds gusting to over 50 mph snapped almost a thousand power lines and poles. Snowfall amounts were generally 4 to 6 inches but ranged to nearly a foot or more in Brookings County. Wind Gusts of 75 mph were recorded in McCook County. Several semi trucks jack knifed on ice covered roads and numerous other automobile accidents were also reported.

November 11, 2000:

Heavy snow of 6 to 14 inches fell across central and northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota on November 11th and 12th, causing extensive driving difficulties throughout the region. Many vehicles became stuck in the snow or slid into ditches. There were also several accidents and many events were cancelled. Some snowfall amounts include; 14.0 inches in Miller; 13.8 inches near Mellette; 12.5 inches in Highmore; 11.5 inches near Iona; 11 inches in Wilmot; 10 inches in Aberdeen, near Bryant, and Artichoke Lake MN; 9.5 inches in Clark; and 9.0 inches in Clear Lake, near Onida, and Webster.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 68 (1937) Aberdeen: -8 (1966)
Kennebec: 76 (2005) Kennebec: -13 (1986)
Mobridge: 71 (2005) Mobridge: -6 (1911)
Pierre: 74 (1937) Pierre: -8 (1986)
Sisseton: 68 (1937) Sisseton: 2 (1950)
Timber Lake: 70 (2005) Timber Lake: -6 (1986)
Watertown: 67 (2005) Watertown: -6 (1966)
Wheaton: 72 (1954) Wheaton: -2 (1986)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1915) Aberdeen: 4.3" (2000)
Kennebec: 0.80" (1919) Kennebec: 8.0" (1919)
Mobridge: 0.10" (2000) Mobridge: 1.5" (2000)
Pierre: 0.21" (2000) Pierre: 4.0" (2000)
Sisseton: 0.60" (1932) Sisseton: 6.0" (1932)
Timber Lake: 0.12" (1979) Timber Lake: 2.0" (2000)
Watertown: 0.79" (1949) Watertown: 4.0" (2000)
Wheaton: 0.65" (1970) Wheaton: 3.0 (2002)"


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