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 28 January 1757 → On a bitterly cold day in York Factory, Manitoba, it was cold enough to freeze English Brandy. English Brandy freezes at -26 degrees.
 28 January 1887 → A rancher near Fort Keogh, MT, reported snowflakes that were 15 inches in diameter. The weather observer over at the fort did report snow that day, but did not specify how large the flakes were. Temperatures were in the teens and 20s.

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October 29, 1925:

Record cold occurred across the area on this date in 1925. The record lows were 9 at Wheaton, Minnesota, 2 degrees below zero at Watertown, 5 degrees below zero at Aberdeen, 7 degrees below zero southeast of McInstosh, and a frigid late October 19 degrees below zero at Kennebec.

October 29, 1956:

A violent tornado, or series of tornadoes, moved along a path more than 100 miles in length from south of North Platte, Nebraska into Rock County, Nebraska. It was an unusually late occurence so far north and west in the U.S. for such a storm.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 79 (1937) Aberdeen: -5 (1925)
Kennebec: 91 (1933) Kennebec: -19 (1925)
Mobridge: 81 (1950) Mobridge: 2 (1991)
Pierre: 92 (1933) Pierre: 9 (1991)
Sisseton: 80 (1937) Sisseton: 16 (1988)
Timber Lake: 82 (1968) Timber Lake: 4 (1913)
Watertown: 78 (1937) Watertown: -2 (1925)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: 9 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.71" (1996) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1929)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1996) Kennebec: 2.0" (1929)
Mobridge: 1.65" (2004) Mobridge: 2.4" (2003)
Pierre: 0.92" (2004) Pierre: 3.4" (1970)
Sisseton: 1.71" (1996) Sisseton: 0.5" (2002)
Timber Lake: 1.22" (2004) Timber Lake: 3.2" (2003)
Watertown: 2.05" (1956) Watertown: 2.0" (1929)
Wheaton: 1.26" (1996) Wheaton: 2.5" (1929)


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