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April 23, 2002:

High winds of 35 to 50 mph gusting to over 70 mph occurred across much of central and northeast South Dakota. The strong winds caused some spotty damage to property and trees. With the dry conditions, dust was stirred up by the winds and caused reduced visibilities at many locations. The highest wind gust was 72 mph at Onida.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (2009) Aberdeen: 14 (1956)
Kennebec: 91 (1990) Kennebec: 20 (1963)
Mobridge: 89 (2009) Mobridge: 16 (1956)
Pierre: 88 (2009) Pierre: 20 (1956)
Sisseton: 89 (1990) Sisseton: 16 (1956)
Timber Lake: 86 (1989) Timber Lake: 15 (1927)
Watertown: 89 (1939) Watertown: 18 (1956)
Wheaton: 91 (1990) Wheaton: 16 (1918)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1902) Aberdeen: 2.8" (2001)
Kennebec: 1.15" (2001) Kennebec: 12.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 0.74" (2008) Mobridge: 1.0" (1965)
Pierre: 1.06" (1965) Pierre: 5.0" (2001)
Sisseton: 1.13" (1960) Sisseton: 8.0" (2001)
Timber Lake: 0.75" (1915) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1965)
Watertown: 1.65" (1932) Watertown: 0.7" (1947)
Wheaton: 1.35" (2001) Wheaton: 8.0" (2001)


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