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April 16, 1967:

Severe thunderstorms moved through areas of central and eastern South Dakota, producing large hail, damaging winds, and even a few tornadoes. The event began in the mid afternoon hours and lasted into the evening. One of the tornadoes (F1) formed over Lake Poinsette in Hamlin County. From there it moved from southwest to northeast, toward the northern shore, then made a loop and traveled toward the southeast. Two trailer houses and a few small buildings were damaged. 11 people were injured when a trailer house was turned over onto one side, and then turned over on the other side. In Brown County, the storms produced hail 1.75 inches in diameter and 61mph winds.

April 16, 2000:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across parts of central and northeast South Dakota during the morning hours. The heavy snow caused many roads to become slushy and difficult to travel. The heavy snow also downed some tree branches. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Ferney, Miller, and Webster; 7 inches at Agar, Mellette, and Twin Brooks; 8 inches at Gettysburg, and 9 inches at Faulkton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1913) Aberdeen: 14 (1953)
Kennebec: 92 (1958) Kennebec: 7 (1961)
Mobridge: 95 (1913) Mobridge: 13 (1951)
Pierre: 91 (1958) Pierre: 15 (1961)
Sisseton: 86 (2002) Sisseton: 12 (1953)
Timber Lake: 83 (1981) Timber Lake: 12 (1961)
Watertown: 86 (1964) Watertown: 13 (1928)
Wheaton: 86 (2002) Wheaton: 11 (1928)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.99" (2003) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1910)
Kennebec: 1.33" (2003) Kennebec: 4.0" (1917)
Mobridge: 1.42" (1976) Mobridge: Trace (1973)
Pierre: 0.77" (2003) Pierre: 1.7" (2000)
Sisseton: 1.60" (2003) Sisseton: 7.0" (1945)
Timber Lake: 2.00" (1918) Timber Lake: 0.0"
Watertown: 1.75" (1910) Watertown: 10.0" (1945)
Wheaton: 2.11" (2012) Wheaton: 3.0" (1990)


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