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 27 December 1996 → One person was killed in a chain-reaction car accident that involved 50 vehicles on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, FL. The accident was caused by dense fog in the area.
 27 December 2010 → A Christmas Blizzard in the eastern U.S. finally wound down after dropping one to three feet of snow from North Carolina to Maine. New Jersey was particularly hard hit with almost the entire state getting at least a foot, with Rahway getting 32 inches. Central Park in New York City was buried under 20 inches of snow. Winds at New London, CT gusted to 68 mph and to near 70 mph on Long Island, NY.

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November 16, 1989:

There was massive devastation at the Jones Valley School in Huntsville, Alabama after an F4 tornado plowed through the southern portion of the city. The tornado killed 21 people and injured 463 along its 18.5 mile path. Most of the deaths, injuries, and damage occurred along a one mile segment through a congested business area along Airport Road. At the school, which lost all of its second floor, classed had already let out for the day when the tornado struck, so there were 12 adults and 37 children in the building, all of whom survived by taking refuge on the lower level.

November 16, 1996:

A strong area of low pressure brought 6 to 9 inches of snowfall to most of central and parts of north central South Dakota on the 16th, while widespread freezing rain associated with the warm front of the system, along with 4 to 10 inches of snow, fell in northeast South Dakota. Travel was significantly affected, and a few minor accidents occurred during the storm. Several sporting events and activities were also postponed or cancelled. Strong north winds late on the 16th into early the 17th resulted in near-blizzard conditions across northeast South Dakota. Some storm total snowfall amounts include; 9.0 inches 12SSW of Harrold; 8.5 inches near Highmore; 8.2 inches in Roscoe; 8.0 in Eureka; 7.9 inches near Mellette; 7.0 inches in Waubay; 6.5 inches in Murdo and Redfield; 6.0 inches in Kennebec and Miller; 5.5 inches near Victor; and 5.3 inches in Sisseton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 71 (2001) Aberdeen: -12 (1955)
Kennebec: 76 (2001) Kennebec: -10 (1959)
Mobridge: 69 (1953) Mobridge: -10 (1959)
Pierre: 75 (2001) Pierre: -10 (1959)
Sisseton: 74 (2001) Sisseton: -7 (1959)
Timber Lake: 70 (1939) Timber Lake: -13 (1959)
Watertown: 70 (2001) Watertown: -8 (1959)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: -8 (1932)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.55" (1987) Aberdeen: 5.5" (1987)
Kennebec: 0.30" (1996) Kennebec: 5.0" (1996)
Mobridge: 0.39" (1971) Mobridge: 3.0" (1911)
Pierre: 0.62" (1996) Pierre: 6.2" (1996)
Sisseton: 0.62" (1987) Sisseton: 4.0" (1985)
Timber Lake: 0.50" (1971) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1911)
Watertown: 1.12" (1971) Watertown: 6.0" (1985)
Wheaton: 1.20" (1930) Wheaton: 4.0" (1985)"


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