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April 1, 1960:

Heavy snow of 4 to 10 inches fell in the eastern half of South Dakota. Some highways were closed mainly due to the difficulty of plowing the heavy, wet snow. Power and phone failures of short duration were caused by the snowfall in the Aberdeen area, which received 7.5 inches, setting the record for April 1st. Snowfall with high water content aggravated floods that were currently in progress on the James, Vermillion and Big Sioux Rivers.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 80 (1928) Aberdeen: 0 (1899)
Kennebec: 92 (2012) Kennebec: -1 (1899)
Mobridge: 87 (2012) Mobridge: -1 (1975)
Pierre: 91 (2012) Pierre: 9 (1975)
Sisseton: 72 (1963) Sisseton: 0 (1975)
Timber Lake: 90 (2012) Timber Lake: -1 (1975)
Watertown: 76 (1963) Watertown: -2 (1975)
Wheaton: 80 (1963) Wheaton: -7 (1924)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1903) Aberdeen: 7.5" (1960)
Kennebec: 1.36" (1960) Kennebec: 10.0" (1960)
Mobridge: 0.59" (1960) Mobridge: 5.9" (1960)
Pierre: 0.39" (1960) Pierre: 3.9" (1960)
Sisseton: 0.68" (1974) Sisseton: 8.0" (1960)
Timber Lake: 0.58" (1945) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1978)
Watertown: 0.70" (1897) Watertown: 3.0" (1960)
Wheaton: 1.77" (2007) Wheaton: 8.0" (1998)

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