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April 4, 1961:

High winds of 40-60mph, with 80-90mph gusts, affected Central and Western South Dakota. The most extensive property damage occurred in the Pierre area. The roof was blown off and one wall damaged at a new motel. One trailer home was blown over, numerous windows and large signboards were destroyed, and roofs sustained damages in Pierre. Total loss estimated $10,000.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1921) Aberdeen: 5 (1920)
Kennebec: 84 (1943) Kennebec: 12 (1968)
Mobridge: 82 (1930) Mobridge: 11 (2007)
Pierre: 78 (2005) Pierre: 12 (1968)
Sisseton: 80 (2005) Sisseton: 5 (1975)
Timber Lake: 77 (1930) Timber Lake: 2 (1936)
Watertown: 82 (1930) Watertown: 7 (1995)
Wheaton: 85 (1929) Wheaton: 8 (1995)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1897) Aberdeen: 12.0" (1935)
Kennebec: 0.94" (1901) Kennebec: 12.0" (1957)
Mobridge: 0.63" (1986) Mobridge: 3.9" (1957)
Pierre: 1.28" (1986) Pierre: 11.6" (1957)
Sisseton: 0.62" (1968) Sisseton: 5.0" (1957)
Timber Lake: 0.86" (1958) Timber Lake: 6.2" (2009)
Watertown: 0.97" (1957) Watertown: 6.0" (1957)
Wheaton: 1.05" (1932) Wheaton: 8.0" (1932)


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