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 30 January 1977 → The Great Buffalo Blizzard finally drew to a close after up to a foot of snow fell on a pre-existing 33 inch snowpack, accompanied by powerful wind gusts producing wind chills to -60 with 25-foot drifts. 29 people were killed, many while stranded in their cars.
 30 January 2004 → The northern Plains suffered an extreme cold spell when the temperature at Fosston, MN fell to -50F.

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September 7, 1961:

A tornado struck a farm near the Mchperson-Brown county line, or about 10 miles east and 2 miles north of Leola, at around 825 pm cdt. All farm buildings were destroyed including two chicken coops, granary, machine shop, and two trailer homes. The house was pushed about a foot off it's foundation and had windows broken, plaster cracked, and part of the roof ripped. A farm truck and tractor were both blown about 500 feet and demolished. Rain up to 2.5 inches and hail accompanied the storm and caused minor damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1897) Aberdeen: 29 (1895)
Kennebec: 104 (1933) Kennebec: 32 (1895)
Mobridge: 104 (1931) Mobridge: 36 (1949)
Pierre: 101 (2002) Pierre: 35 (1986)
Sisseton: 99 (1978) Sisseton: 35 (1956)
Timber Lake: 105 (1931) Timber Lake: 35 (1986)
Watertown: 101 (1933) Watertown: 34 (1899)
Wheaton: 101 (1931) Wheaton: 38 (1979)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.20" (1903)
Kennebec: 2.18" (1938)
Mobridge: 1.11" (1970)
Pierre: 1.60" (1970)
Sisseton: 1.24" (1992)
Timber Lake: 1.23" (1970)
Watertown: 1.47" (1976)
Wheaton: 2.22" (1964)


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