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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 25, 1981:

A late September tornado touched down briefly 14 miles west of Pierre during the early evening hours with no damage occurring.

September 25, 1996:

An early fall storm over the Black Hills of northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota re-acquainted area residents with their winter driving techniques. Snow totals ranged from 4 to 8 inches. U.S. Highway 385, south of Deadwood South Dakota, was temporarily closed after a semi-truck jack-knifed on Strawberry Hill. Numerous minor accidents were reported in the Black Hills due to slick roads. Heavy wet snow closed the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road in the central/southern Black Hills until snowplows could clear the roads.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1938) Aberdeen: 19 (1926)
Kennebec: 95 (1964) Kennebec: 11 (1926)
Mobridge: 94 (1949) Mobridge: 18 (1928)
Pierre: 96 (1938) Pierre: 29 (2003)
Sisseton: 90 (1938) Sisseton: 30 (1982)
Timber Lake: 93 (1938) Timber Lake: 17 (1926)
Watertown: 87 (1938) Watertown: 21 (1926)
Wheaton: 87 (1949) Wheaton: 24 (1926)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.26" (1927)
Kennebec: 0.78" (1915) Kennebec: 4.5" (1939)
Mobridge: 0.56" (1915)
Pierre: 1.19" (1931) Pierre: 0.2" (1934)
Sisseton: 1.90" (1936)
Timber Lake: 0.80" (1929) Timber Lake: 0.5" (1942)
Watertown: 1.30" (1912) Watertown: 1.0" (1912)
Wheaton: 1.10" (1927)


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