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 31 January 1937 → In January 1937 Earlington, KY (Hopkins County) recorded nearly 23 inches of rain.
 31 January 1966 → The Great Blizzard of 1966 hit upstate New York and paralyzed the Buffalo region. Winds gusting to 60 mph and temperatures in the teens along with heavy blowing snow created severe blizzard conditions. Rochester received two feet of snow, and Oswego got 100 inches.
 31 January 1999 → The United States experienced an all-time record for the number of tornadoes reported in January: 212. Bemis, TN had an F4 on the 17th, and F3s occurred in Clarksville and Camden, TN on the 22nd. An F3 occured in New Light, LA on the 21st.

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September 21, 1960:

In the morning hours of September 21st, Lightning struck and caused structural damage to a home in Clear Lake, Deuel County, and a home in Clark in Clark County, and two telephone poles near Milbank in Grant County. Power was also interrupted for a short time by lightning near Britton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1937) Aberdeen: 22 (1893)
Kennebec: 101 (1937) Kennebec: 28 (1934)
Mobridge: 101 (1937) Mobridge: 27 (1918)
Pierre: 99 (1937) Pierre: 31 (1995)
Sisseton: 97 (1937) Sisseton: 22 (1934)
Timber Lake: 96 (1937) Timber Lake: 25 (1983)
Watertown: 97 (1936) Watertown: 23 (1934)
Wheaton: 95 (1922) Wheaton: 33 (1995)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1959) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1995)
Kennebec: 2.00" (1989)
Mobridge: 0.41" (2006)
Pierre: 0.87" (1989)
Sisseton: 1.83" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1941)
Watertown: 1.24" (1977) Watertown: 0.2" (1995)
Wheaton: 1.94" (2007)


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