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                   Weather History

February 6th

Local and Regional Events:

February 6, 1959:

A man from Gary in Deuel County was in critical condition with frozen hands, feet, and arms after spending the night in his car in subzero weather. Click HERE for information on a Winter Storm Survival Kit for Travelers.


February 6, 1987:

Record warmth occurred across all of central, north central, and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota with highs in the mid-50s to the lower 60s. Aberdeen, Kennebec, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, Timber Lake, Watertown, and Wheaton all set record highs on this date in 1987. Pierre recorded the warmest temperature for the day with 62 degrees.


Local Climate Information:

Click HERE for daily climate information for Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, and Watertown.

Click HERE for daily climate information for Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, and Sioux City.

U.S.A and Global Events for February 6th:

1978: A massive nor'easter buried the cities of the northeastern U.S. Storm totals included 18 inches at New York City, 16 inches at Philadelphia, and 14 inches at Baltimore. The Boston MA area received 25 to 30 inches in "The Great New England Blizzard," and the mayor outlawed travel in the city for an entire week. Click HERE for more information from the History Channel.


NOAA satellite image above shows the position of the storm on February 6, 1978.


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The image above shows cars on Rt 128 S Needham, Mass on February 8, 1978. Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. Click HERE for more photos from CBSNews.


2010: On February 5-6, a severe nor'ester, commonly referred to as Snowmageddon, impacted the east coast from North Carolina to New York. Some snowfall amounts include; 32.9 inches at Washington Dulles International Airport; 28.5 inches at the Philadelphia International Airport; 21.1 inches at the Pittsburgh International Airport; 18.2 in Atlantic City; Trace in Central Park.



First North American blizzard of 2010 snowfall accumulation map. The map is courtesy of the National Weather Service.

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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image on February 7, 2010, showing part of the region affected by heavy snowfall. Snow blankets the area hundreds of kilometers inland from the Atlantic coastline. Along the latitude of New York City, however, snow cover thins considerably. This image is courtesy of NASA.


Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.