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April 10, 1965:

Severe Thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening resulted in severe hail reports throughout much of Clark County. Hail up to 2.00 inches in diameter was recorded 30 miles northeast of Huron around 2:40 PM. About 6:30PM, hail 0.75 inches in diameter fell near Garden City on a flock of wild geese in flight, killing 25 of them.

April 10, 1969:

The Elm River in Westport was the highest of all time at 22.11 feet, which is 8.11 feet above flood stage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1977) Aberdeen: 16 (1997)
Kennebec: 90 (1996) Kennebec: 10 (1973)
Mobridge: 86 (1996) Mobridge: 15 (2012)
Pierre: 94 (1996) Pierre: 8 (1997)
Sisseton: 91 (1977) Sisseton: 7 (1979)
Timber Lake: 86 (1996) Timber Lake: 13 (1997)
Watertown: 84 (1977) Watertown: 14 (1997)
Wheaton: 89 (1977) Wheaton: 14 (2007)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.07" (1945) Aberdeen: 4.5" (2007)
Kennebec: 1.17" (1935) Kennebec: 7.0" (1950)
Mobridge: 0.79" (1935) Mobridge: 2.2" (1959)
Pierre: 1.43" (1999) Pierre: 4.7" (2013)
Sisseton: 0.92" (1947) Sisseton: 7.0" (1993)
Timber Lake: 0.76" (1963) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.97" (1947) Watertown: 10.0" (2008)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1947) Wheaton: 3.0" (1992)


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