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 29 August 1965 → Mount Washington, NH reported 2.5 inches of snow -- a national record for the month of August.
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 29 August 2005 → Hurricane Katrina, a strong Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds and a high storm surge, came ashore along the Louisiana/Mississippi border. The massive storm brought 12 hours of hurricane force winds and up to a 28 foot storm surge to the Mississippi coast. New Orleans was inundated.

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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: 88 (1953) 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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