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April 21, 2007:

Heavy rains of 2 to 2.50 inches caused flash flooding in and around Watertown. Many streets were flooded in town, along with several roads outside of town. A warm front extending across the region was the focus for heavy rain, along with severe weather, during the evening across far northeast South Dakota. Hail up to the size of quarters, along with heavy rains of over 2 inches, caused some flooding mainly in Codington and Hamlin counties.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1980) Aberdeen: 16 (1936)
Kennebec: 99 (1980) Kennebec: 14 (1966)
Mobridge: 95 (1980) Mobridge: 16 (1927)
Pierre: 98 (1980) Pierre: 21 (1966)
Sisseton: 99 (1980) Sisseton: 16 (1936)
Timber Lake: 95 (1980) Timber Lake: 19 (1927)
Watertown: 95 (1980) Watertown: 10 (1927)
Wheaton: 98 (1980) Wheaton: 21 (1978)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.90" (1964) Aberdeen: 2.5" (1904)
Kennebec: 1.29" (1971) Kennebec: 2.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 1.11" (1968) Mobridge: 1.0" (2002)
Pierre: 1.02" (1971) Pierre: 0.5" (1982)
Sisseton: 0.74" (2007) Sisseton: 6.0" (1992)
Timber Lake: 1.18" (1964) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1988)
Watertown: 2.32" (2007) Watertown: 3.0" (2002)
Wheaton: 1.05" (1964) Wheaton: 2.0" (1992)


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