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April 8, 1995:

Ten inches to two feet of snow fell in central South Dakota in a five day period, beginning April 8th. Many roads became impassable. Several businesses, government offices, and schools were closed on the 11th. Twenty-four inches fell at Ree Heights and Gettysburg, 20.0 inches at Faulkton, 18.0 inches at Kennebec, 16.0 inches at Pierre, and 10.0 inches at Doland.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 85 (1945) Aberdeen: 6 (1997)
Kennebec: 89 (1930) Kennebec: 5 (1928)
Mobridge: 87 (1912) Mobridge: 5 (1997)
Pierre: 82 (1945) Pierre: 7 (1997)
Sisseton: 82 (1945) Sisseton: 3 (1997)
Timber Lake: 82 (1988) Timber Lake: 1 (1997)
Watertown: 85 (1931) Watertown: 4 (1997)
Wheaton: 85 (1931) Wheaton: 7 (1997)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.30" (1904) Aberdeen: 9.0" (1904)
Kennebec: 0.37" (1906) Kennebec: 4.0" (1982)
Mobridge: 0.29" (1953) Mobridge: 3.3" (1995)
Pierre: 0.64" (1919) Pierre: 1.8" (1908)
Sisseton: 0.94" (1904) Sisseton: 8.0" (1913)
Timber Lake: 0.54" (1995) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1995)
Watertown: 0.88" (1967) Watertown: 2.0" (1962)
Wheaton: 1.50" (1969) Wheaton: 3.0" (1962)


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