This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 29 January 1780 → On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
 29 January 1921 → Hurricane force winds, with tree-top level gusts estimated to 150 mph, raked the Pacific Northwest during the "Olympic Blowdown." Surface wind gusts along the Washington coast were measured at speeds over 100 mph, and several billion board feet of timber were felled.
 29 January 1951 → The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th under a heavy coating of both ice and snow (accompanied by frigid temperatures).

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September 26, 1965:

A hard freeze hit most of Minnesota in the early morning causing the loss of millions of bushels of corn and soybeans. Some temperatures fell below 20 degrees far north in the state.

September 26, 1981:

A tornado touched down in the early morning hours several times east of Vermillion. Two barns received extensive damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1974) Aberdeen: 17 (1939)
Kennebec: 101 (1974) Kennebec: 11 (1926)
Mobridge: 94 (1952) Mobridge: 20 (1942)
Pierre: 100 (1974) Pierre: 24 (1965)
Sisseton: 92 (1974) Sisseton: 22 (1965)
Timber Lake: 94 (1914) Timber Lake: 17 (1942)
Watertown: 91 (1974) Watertown: 20 (1965)
Wheaton: 91 (1974) Wheaton: 22 (1965)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1908)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1929)
Mobridge: 0.59" (1932)
Pierre: 0.66" (1966)
Sisseton: 0.81" (1942) Sisseton: 4.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1915)
Watertown: 1.26" (1908) Waterown: 1.2" (1942)
Wheaton: 0.95" (1996)


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