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April 27, 1989:

At approximately 5:40 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm produced wind gusts of 58mph one mile NW of Seneca, in Faulk County.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1897) Aberdeen: 15 (1909)
Kennebec: 90 (1910) Kennebec: 16 (1950)
Mobridge: 94 (1952) Mobridge: 19 (1950)
Pierre: 90 (1952) Pierre: 21 (1950)
Sisseton: 88 (1952) Sisseton: 20 (2005)
Timber Lake: 94 (1952) Timber Lake: 20 (1956)
Watertown: 85 (1977) Watertown: 16 (1909)
Wheaton: 90 (1952) Wheaton: 21 (1925)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 2.28" (1938) Aberdeen: 3.5" (1971)
Kennebec: 2.10" (1964) Kennebec: 6.0" (1918)
Mobridge: 1.12" (1964) Mobridge: 3.0 (1914)
Pierre: 2.00" (1964) Pierre: 1.3" (1908)
Sisseton: 2.70" (1938) Sisseton: 5.0" (2002)
Timber Lake: 1.57" (1964) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1990)
Watertown: 1.58" (1938) Watertown: 3.0" (2002)
Wheaton: 1.50" (1942) Wheaton: 0.5" (1961)


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