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 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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October 13, 1966:

Late season thunderstorms brought hail and strong winds to southeast South Dakota causing extensive damage to some soybean fields. The greatest damage was in the Garretson area. The strong winds also damaged many utility lines along with a number of farm structures damaged. Lightning struck a church at Lake Andes and it was destroyed by fire. The storms occurred from late on the 13th to the morning of the 14th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 87 (1958) Aberdeen: 10 (1909)
Kennebec: 91 (1968) Kennebec: 11 (1909)
Mobridge: 89 (1958) Mobridge: 20 (1937)
Pierre: 90 (1962) Pierre: 18 (1979)
Sisseton: 88 (1934) Sisseton: 18 (1937)
Timber Lake: 85 (1958) Timber Lake: 19 (1979)
Watertown: 85 (1958) Watertown: 13 (1907)
Wheaton: 84 (1995) Wheaton: 9 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.77" (1984) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1997)
Kennebec: 0.72" (2008) Kennebec: 0.5" (1969)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1940)
Pierre: 0.60" (1954)
Sisseton: 1.55" (1943) Sisseton: 1.3" (1902)
Timber Lake: 0.30" (1956) Timber Lake: 1.0" (1997)
Watertown: 0.64" (1981)
Wheaton: 1.82" (1943) Wheaton: 1.0" (2009)


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