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 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
 1 February 2011 → An immense blizzard dropped as much as two feet of snow from Tulsa through southwest Missouri, northeast Missouri, central Illinois, northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, to Lower Michigan. The northern suburbs of Chicago received 21 inches, and the Chicago lakefront recorded 70 mph winds!

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September 17, 1969:

In the late afternoon 16 miles east of Pierre in Hughes County, 60 mph wind driven penny size hail damaged crops and buildings in the area. Unofficial amounts of 5 to 6 inches of rain also occurred with the storms.

September 17, 1975:

Heavy rain and hail fell in the Pierre area during the night flooding streets and some basements. Power lines were downed by the strong winds. The damage estimate was in excess of 100,000 dollars.

September 17, 2000:

Lightning started a grassfire in western Stanley County in the early morning hours of the 17th. With the extremely dry and windy conditions, the fire quickly spread and consumed 25,000 acres of grassland before it was brought under control. Smoke from the fire was seen from 40 miles away. The fire also destroyed six outbuildings and an old unoccupied farmhouse. Some roads had to be closed due to the fire and smoke. Several electrical poles were also burned. Many residents were notified of possible evacuations. The fire was finally put out in the early morning hours of the 18th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1955) Aberdeen: 28 (1903)
Kennebec: 101 (1955) Kennebec: 24 (1903)
Mobridge: 96 (1989) Mobridge: 32 (1930)
Pierre: 104 (2000) Pierre: 34 (1981)
Sisseton: 96 (1955) Sisseton: 28 (1900)
Timber Lake: 96 (1989) Timber Lake: 31 (1965)
Watertown: 93 (1988) Watertown: 24 (1900)
Wheaton: 94 (1955) Wheaton: 26 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.50" (1967)
Kennebec: 0.81" (1950)
Mobridge: 2.25" (1977)
Pierre: 1.94" (1969)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.70" (1967)
Watertown: 1.07" (1942)
Wheaton: 1.50" (2006) Wheaton: Trace (1918)


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