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April 6, 1959:

Dust storms impacted much of the state of South Dakota beginning on the 6th and on into the 7th. The preceding drought period had left little moisture in the soil, so the fall-plowed fields in exposed locations eroded seriously. Strong winds on the 6th and 7th lifted the loose soil, creating areas of blowing dust. In the localities, visibility was less than a quarter mile for short periods. Some observers stated that it was the worst dust event since the 1930s.

April 6, 2006:

Severe thunderstorms the morning of the 6th produced large hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter near Miller in Hand County. Later on, heavy rains of 3 to 6 inches fell from around midday through the afternoon hours causing flash flooding across parts of Spink, Clark, and Day counties. Many county and township roads were flooded with several of the roads damaged or completely washed out. Areas around Frankfort, Doland, Turton, Conde, Crandall, Raymond, Butler, and Bristol were most affected. Many roads were closed. Also, several basements were flooded and sewers were backed up.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 85 (1991) Aberdeen: 6 (2007)
Kennebec: 92 (1959) Kennebec: 7 (1898)
Mobridge: 82 (1912) Mobridge: 11 (2008)
Pierre: 85 (1959) Pierre: 14 (1936)
Sisseton: 85 (1991) Sisseton: 5 (1979)
Timber Lake: 78 (1969) Timber Lake: 0 (1936)
Watertown: 86 (1991) Watertown: 6 (1979)
Wheaton: 84 (1991) Wheaton: 5 (1979)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (2006) Aberdeen: 6.6" (2008)
Kennebec: 0.53" (1919) Kennebec: 5.0" (1935)
Mobridge: 0.31" (1935) Mobridge: 8.0" (2008)
Pierre: 1.12" (1997) Pierre: 11.0" (1997)
Sisseton: 0.94" (2006) Sisseton: 7.5" (1997)
Timber Lake: 0.90" (1915) Timber Lake: 6.6" (2008)
Watertown: 1.53" (2001) Watertown: 6.5" (1938)
Wheaton: 1.20" (1965) Wheaton: 6.0" (1997)


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