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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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November 22, 1979:

Snow began falling during the morning hours on the 21st and continued until the evening hours on the 22nd. Snowfall totals were in the 6 to 13 inch range with thirteen inches at Sioux Falls being the largest amount reported. Moderate winds of 20 to 35 mph made travel very difficult. Approximately 50 percent of the corn remained in the fields. The snow did not harm the corn so most of it was still harvested.

November 22, 1985:

Extreme cold temperatures occurred over South Dakota from November 22nd through the 28th, with low temperatures dropping well below zero. Record low temperatures were set in most areas and Aberdeen set a record low for five of the seven days. Three of those five record lows still stand today: -17 on the 23rd, -18 on the 27th, and -21 on the 28th. The other records set at the time (-16 on both the 24th and 26th), were both broken in November 1996.

November 22, 2003:

Heavy snow of 6 to 10 inches fell across Big Stone and Traverse counties in Minnesota, as well as northeastern South Dakota, from the evening of the 22nd to the afternoon of the 23rd. Dumont received 6 inches of snow, with 10 inches reported in Ortonville. Six inches of snow was also reported in Wilmot, White Rock, Estelline, and near Stone Bridge; 7 inches was reported Toronto; 8 inches in Big Stone City; and 9 inches at Clear Lake. Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches also fell in Corson and Lyman counties in South Dakota. Some other snowfall amounts included 8 inches northwest of Presho, Kennebec, and near Iona; and 9 inches southwest of Keldron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (2006) Aberdeen: -14 (1895)
Kennebec: 75 (2006) Kennebec: -10 (1929)
Mobridge: 67 (1912) Mobridge: -8 (1929)
Pierre: 68 (2006) Pierre: -2 (1947)
Sisseton: 67 (2006) Sisseton: -5 (1996)
Timber Lake: 65 (2002) Timber Lake: -6 (1929)
Watertown: 61 (2006) Watertown: -10 (1898)
Wheaton: 60 (1960) Wheaton: -6 (1929)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.25" (1921) Aberdeen: 2.6" (1993)
Kennebec: 0.35" (2008) Kennebec: 6.0" (1983)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1931) Mobridge: 3.0" (1996)
Pierre: 0.25" (1909) Pierre: 2.8" (1909)
Sisseton: 0.58" (1963) Sisseton: 4.0" (1985)
Timber Lake: 0.22" (2003) Timber Lake: 3.5" (1931)
Watertown: 0.51" (1963) Watertown: 4.0" (2003)
Wheaton: 0.65" (1963) Wheaton: 3.8" (1948)"


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