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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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October 2, 1971:

Heavy wet snow of over a foot fell in the northern Black Hills. The heavy snow was accompanied by strong winds which caused extensive damage to trees and utility lines. The power company said it was one of the worst storms they had experienced.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1910) Aberdeen: 17 (1974)
Kennebec: 96 (1997) Kennebec: 20 (1999)
Mobridge: 90 (1914) Mobridge: 21 (2004)
Pierre: 98 (1997) Pierre: 25 (1999)
Sisseton: 93 (1953) Sisseton: 14 (1974)
Timber Lake: 91 (1997) Timber Lake: 20 (1999)
Watertown: 89 (1997) Watertown: 18 (1974)
Wheaton: 95 (1953) Wheaton: 16 (1974)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.02" (1941) Aberdeen: 0.5" (1950)
Kennebec: 1.00" (1941)
Mobridge: 0.79" (1994) Mobridge: 0.8" (1950)
Pierre: 0.95" (1941) Pierre: 1.5" (1999)
Sisseton: 0.80" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.78" (1971) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.60" (1950)
Wheaton: 1.49" (2009)


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