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 26 December 1927 → The worst Christmas blizzard in a century buried the UK. While most of the country experienced snow, the south suffered from the brunt of the storm with drifts in places to 15 feet or more.
 26 December 1985 → Seattle, WA was in the midst of two and a half weeks of heavy fog. Christmas holiday travel was disrupted due to visibility of less than one eighth of a mile. Many flights were canceled and numerous accidents cluttered the highways.
 26 December 2009 → A huge blizzard raged across the Great Plains from the 24th through today. One to two feet of snow, propelled by winds up to 60 mph, buried the area from Oklahoma to the upper Mississippi Valley. Five people died in Oklahoma.

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October 10, 1928:

The temperature reached 90 degrees at Minneapolis, Minnesota their latest such reading on record.

October 10, 1982:

October 8th through October 10th, 1982 record amounts of snow piled up in the northern Black Hills. Not only was the storm a record breaker because it came so early in the season, it was a record snowfall producer for anytime of year. Amounts of three to six feet were common across the northern hills. On October 9th, 1982 thirty-two inches of snow buried Lead. The thirty-two inches that day is the most on record for a 24 hour period in South Dakota. Lead's three day storm total of 55.3 inches is the largest single storm total on record in South Dakota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1910) Aberdeen: 10 (1919)
Kennebec: 96 (1928) Kennebec: 10 (1919)
Mobridge: 92 (1955) Mobridge: 20 (1987)
Pierre: 93 (1955) Pierre: 19 (1987)
Sisseton: 95 (1955) Sisseton: 13 (1935)
Timber Lake: 90 (1955) Timber Lake: 14 (1987)
Watertown: 86 (1910) Watertown: 14 (1935)
Wheaton: 90 (1928) Wheaton: 20 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.95" (1949)
Kennebec: 1.58" (1949)
Mobridge: 1.62" (1949)
Pierre: 1.78" (1949) Pierre: 0.9" (1977)
Sisseton: 1.17" (1961)
Timber Lake: 1.73" (1949)
Watertown: 1.10" (1961) Watertown: 0.5" (1977)
Wheaton: 0.82" (1997) Wheaton: 0.8" (2009)


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