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 26 January 1938 → The Niagara River's worst ice jam on record occurred at Niagara Falls, NY. The jam caused the Falls View Bridge to collapse, burying the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission Plant under 18 feet of water and ice.
 26 January 1972 → Intense lake effect snow bands pounded Oswego, NY and produced amazing snowfall rates: 2.4 inches in 15 minutes, 4.8 inches in half an hour, 9.1 inches in an hour, and 16.5 inches in two hours.
 26 January 1980 → Grand Ilet, in the South Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, recorded the world record 12-hour rainfall as a whopping 46 inches fell.
 26 January 2011 → A record snowstorm hit three major U.S. cities; Philadelphia received 15.1 inches of snow, Washington D.C. received five inches of snow, and New York City reported one to two feet of snow in the region which shut down schools for only the 9th time since 1979.

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September 20, 1970:

In the late afternoon golf ball hail fell in and around Redfield with a tornado reported just north of Doland. No damage was reported with the hail or the tornado.

September 20, 1972:

About 430 pm, in Southeast South Dakota a tornado caused an estimated 95,000 damage to property and 50,000 damage to crops in Utica and nearby rural areas. Buildings were damaged, trees and power lines were downed.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1937) Aberdeen: 20 (1901)
Kennebec: 103 (1937) Kennebec: 21 (1918)
Mobridge: 95 (1960) Mobridge: 25 (1918)
Pierre: 104 (1937) Pierre: 33 (1983)
Sisseton: 91 (1941) Sisseton: 28 (1973)
Timber Lake: 95 (1914) Timber Lake: 28 (1997)
Watertown: 91 (1941) Watertown: 20 (1918)
Wheaton: 95 (1984) Wheaton: 24 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.50" (1989)
Kennebec: 2.10" (1950)
Mobridge: 0.96" (1996)
Pierre: 2.65" (1989)
Sisseton: 1.39" (2007)
Timber Lake: 1.35" (1996)
Watertown: 1.14" (2004)
Wheaton: 1.20" (2004)


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