Quite a difference in weather between 1904 and 1981 on this date

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SOUTH DAKOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
814 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2006

STRONG LOW PRESSURE CENTERED ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION TUESDAY
AFTERNOON BROUGHT VERY STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS TO EASTERN
SOUTH DAKOTA. NORTHWEST WINDS AVERAGED 20 TO 40 MPH ACROSS THE EAST
...WITH A SIGNIFICANT DECREASE IN SPEEDS AFTER 4 PM CST. STRONGEST
WIND GUSTS OF FROM 45 TO 60 MPH OCCURRED DURING THE LATE MORNING
AND EARLY AFTERNOON. PEAK WIND SPEED AND TIME OF OCCURRENCE FOR SOME
SITES INCLUDE...

             PEAK WIND SPEED         TIME

CHAMBERLAIN      45 MPH            1237 PM
WATERTOWN        46 MPH             853 AM
YANKTON          46 MPH            1055 AM
MITCHELL         51 MPH            1126 AM
BROOKINGS        52 MPH            1255 PM
HURON            52 MPH            1102 AM
SIOUX FALLS      52 MPH            1234 PM
SIOUX CITY       56 MPH            1241 PM
SISSETON         60 MPH            1022 AM

NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA WERE NOT NEARLY AS
STRONG AVERAGING 10 TO 20 MPH...WITH A DECREASE TO LESS THAN 10 MPH
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING ACROSS THE EAST
...WITH A SLOW RISE ACROSS THE WEST. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE
MIDDLE AND UPPER 30S ACROSS THE NORTHEAST...THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 40S
NORTHWEST THROUGH SOUTHEAST...AND IN THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S
ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST AND NEAR WINNER. EDGEMONT AND HOT SPRINGS
WERE THE WARMEST AT 55 DEGREES. BY 4 PM CST TEMPERATURES HAD COOLED
INTO THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND NEAR
BROOKINGS AND SIOUX FALLS. THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE BLACK HILLS
HAD HIGHS IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 40S.

AT 8 PM CST SKIES WERE CLEAR OVER THE RUSHMORE STATE. TEMPERATURES
WERE IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 30S ACROSS THE WEST AND NEAR WINNER...
THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 20S NORTH CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTHEAST AND IN THE
UPPER TEENS AND LOWER 20S NORTHEAST. EXTREMES WERE FROM 17 DEGREES
AT WATERTOWN TO 36 DEGREES AT FAITH AND THE RAPID CITY AIRPORT.
WINDS WERE WESTERLY AT 10 TO 15 MPH ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND NEAR
BUFFALO...AND WESTERLY AT 5 TO 10 MPH ACROSS THE REST OF THE STATE.

ON THIS DATE IN 1894 THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT RAPID CITY WAS 26 BELOW
ZERO...SIOUX FALLS 32 BELOW ZERO...BROOKINGS 33 BELOW ZERO AND HURON
35 BELOW ZERO.

THIS DATE IN 1904 WAS BITTERLY COLD ACROSS EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA.
LOW TEMPERATURES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING...

28 BELOW ZERO AT MITCHELL
31 BELOW ZERO AT HURON
32 BELOW ZERO AT FORESTBURG AND SIOUX FALLS
34 BELOW ZERO AT BROOKINGS
36 BELOW ZERO AT WATERTOWN

THIS DATE IN 1981 WAS UNUSUALLY WARM WITH MUCH OF THE STATE CLIMBING
INTO THE 60S. MANY HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE EAST FROM THIS DATE
ARE THE WARMEST RECORDED FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY. HIGH TEMPERATURES
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING...

57 DEGREES AT MOBRIDGE
60 DEGREES AT ABERDEEN
61 DEGREES AT DUPREE AND HOWARD
62 DEGREES AT HURON AND NEWELL
63 DEGREES AT REDFIELD
64 DEGREES AT FLANDREAU AND HIGHMORE
65 DEGREES AT BROOKINGS...FORESTBURG...HOT SPRINGS...SISSETON AND
   WATERTOWN
66 DEGREES AT MADISON AND SIOUX FALLS
67 DEGREES AT MITCHELL AND PIERRE
68 DEGREES AT CHAMBERLAIN...GREGORY...MARION AND MENNO
69 DEGREES AT ACADEMY AND WOOD
70 DEGREES AT ARMOUR...CENTERVILLE...PICKSTOWN...TYNDALL AND WAGNER
71 DEGREES AT VERMILLION
73 DEGREES AT WINNER
74 DEGREES AT YANKTON



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SHEEHAN



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