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April 11, 1993:

Heavy wet snow fell over a portion of northeast South Dakota, mainly east of Aberdeen and north of Watertown. The snowfall began on the 10th and carried into the 11th. Generally 2 to 6 inches were reported across the area. However, 8 inches were reported near Summit and 7 inches were reported near Sisseton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 83 (1968) Aberdeen: 8 (1939)
Kennebec: 89 (1996) Kennebec: 6 (1997)
Mobridge: 88 (1911) Mobridge: 11 (1997)
Pierre: 84 (1968) Pierre: 8 (1997)
Sisseton: 84 (1968) Sisseton: 8 (1940)
Timber Lake: 82 (1968) Timber Lake: 5 (1997)
Watertown: 82 (1968) Watertown: 7 (1961)
Wheaton: 88 (1977) Wheaton: 15 (1957)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.38" (1979) Aberdeen: 9.7" (1995)
Kennebec: 0.90" (2005) Kennebec: 11.0" (1995)
Mobridge: 1.19" (2005) Mobridge: 8.9" (1995)
Pierre: 1.39" (1991) Pierre: 4.7" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.18" (2001) Sisseton: 5.0" (1995)
Timber Lake: 0.90" (1941) Timber Lake: 8.0" (1995)
Watertown: 1.37" (2001) Watertown: 4.8" (1995)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2008) Wheaton: 9.9" (2008)


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