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 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 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 17, 1984:

A snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours at Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of Magna, located ten miles west of Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow at all. The storm was responsible for a fifty vehicle pile-up along Interstate 15 near Farmington UT.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1910) Aberdeen: 15 (1976)
Kennebec: 89 (1940) Kennebec: 10 (1922)
Mobridge: 85 (1914) Mobridge: 12 (1948)
Pierre: 83 (1945) Pierre: 15 (1948)
Sisseton: 86 (1945) Sisseton: 12 (1976)
Timber Lake: 82 (1945) Timber Lake: 9 (1948)
Watertown: 85 (1910) Watertown: 14 (1976)
Wheaton: 82 (1961) Wheaton: 13 (1952)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.17" (1998) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1905)
Kennebec: 0.68" (2007)
Mobridge: 0.62" (1994) Mobridge: 1.0" (1990)
Pierre: 0.94" (2007) Pierre: 2.3" (1990)
Sisseton: 1.67" (1998) Sisseton: 5.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.47" (1998) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1990)
Watertown: 1.19" (1968) Watertown: 5.0" (1905)
Wheaton: 1.75" (1996)


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