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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 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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