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 20 December 1986 → An "Alberta Clipper" intensified explosively south of New England bringing high winds, torrential rains, and heavy snows to the region. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in southern areas and winds gusted frequently to 70 mph. 30 inches of snow fell in southern Vermont, 24 inches on the higher elevations of western Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire.
 20 December 1990 → Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.

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September 15, 1977:

Sioux Falls residents received a rude awakening during the morning hours as thunderstorms rolled through the city. Over two and one-half inches of rain fell in the city in an hour and 15 minutes. The large amount of rain in a short period of time led to street flooding in some areas. Lightning strikes from the storms also started several small fires.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1955) Aberdeen: 28 (1964)
Kennebec: 105 (1955) Kennebec: 28 (1961)
Mobridge: 104 (1948) Mobridge: 28 (1916)
Pierre: 104 (1948) Pierre: 32 (2011)
Sisseton: 101 (1955) Sisseton: 30 (2011)
Timber Lake: 105 (1948) Timber Lake: 26 (1916)
Watertown: 96 (1955) Watertown: 29 (1916)
Wheaton: 95 (1955) Wheaton: 30 (1916)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.30" (1921) Aberdeen: 0.1" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1924)
Mobridge: 0.47" (1967)
Pierre: 1.32" (2010)
Sisseton: 0.92" (2004)
Timber Lake: 0.49" (1968) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1912)
Watertown: 2.56" (2010)
Wheaton: 0.95" (2004)


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