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April 12, 1970:

Heavy snow, combined with strong winds, created areas of blowing and drifting snow throughout parts of eastern South Dakota. Snow drifts in excess of 2 to 3 ft. blocked many roads in the area. Many schools were closed. The heaviest snowfall recorded for the event, which lasted two days, was 17 inches at Aberdeen. Snowfall in other locations averaged around 12 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 85 (1931) Aberdeen: 9 (1961)
Kennebec: 91 (1931) Kennebec: 8 (1990)
Mobridge: 80 (2003) Mobridge: 9 (1957)
Pierre: 83 (2003) Pierre: 12 (1957)
Sisseton: 78 (1941) Sisseton: 14 (1957)
Timber Lake: 80 (2003) Timber Lake: 8 (1957)
Watertown: 89 (1931) Watertown: 4 (1961)
Wheaton: 88 (1931) Wheaton: 13 (1950)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.90" (1893) Aberdeen: 13.1" (1970)
Kennebec: 1.35" (1991) Kennebec: 12.0" (1970)
Mobridge: 1.15" (1911) Mobridge: 4.2" (1979)
Pierre: 0.98" (1984) Pierre: 7.0" (1970)
Sisseton: 1.42" (1979) Sisseton: 7.5" (1970)
Timber Lake: 1.00" (1991) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1979)
Watertown: 1.33" (1972) Watertown: 5.2" (1948)
Wheaton: 1.10" (1995) Wheaton: 8.0" (1995)


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