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April 18, 1995:

Eight inches to two feet of snow fell in central South Dakota in a two day period from the 17th to the 18th. Many businesses, schools, and roads were closed on the 18th. Hundreds of power poles were downed due to the heavy snow and strong winds in Faulk, Hughes, Sully, Hyde, Hand, Lyman, and Buffalo Counties leaving thousands of people without power. Some significant calf losses also occurred (around 10 to 20 percent in some areas) especially in Hand County. Snowfall amounts included 24.0 inches at Vivian, Ree Heights, and in the Murdo area; 23.0 inches at Kennebec, 18.0 inches at Highmore, 16.0 inches at Blunt, 15.0 inches at Miller and Faulkton, and 8.0 inches at Gettysburg.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 89 (1985) Aberdeen: 13 (1953)
Kennebec: 93 (1985) Kennebec: 13 (1988)
Mobridge: 93 (1915) Mobridge: 13 (1953)
Pierre: 90 (1987) Pierre: 16 (1953)
Sisseton: 91 (1985) Sisseton: 13 (1953)
Timber Lake: 91 (1987) Timber Lake: 12 (1953)
Watertown: 90 (1985) Watertown: 14 (1988)
Wheaton: 90 (1985) Wheaton: 18 (1988)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.41" (1986) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1930)
Kennebec: 2.30" (1995) Kennebec: 23.0" (1995)
Mobridge: 1.83" (1957) Mobridge: 3.0" (1970)
Pierre: 1.04" (1930) Pierre: 5.0" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.06" (1986) Sisseton: 0.5" (1989)
Timber Lake: 1.35" (1970) Timber Lake: 14.0" (1970)
Watertown: 1.30" (1977) Watertown: 0.7" (1989)
Wheaton: 1.17" (1977) Wheaton: 1.5" (1951)


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