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August 12, 1986:

Thunderstorms produced 2.53 inches of rain in twenty minutes in downtown Rapid City. The heavy rain caused street and basement flooding. Golf ball size hail fell in Zeona, in Perkins County, which covered the ground.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1933) Aberdeen: 40 (1898)
Kennebec: 107 (1936) Kennebec: 45 (1924)
Mobridge: 105 (1938) Mobridge: 40 (1964)
Pierre: 106 (1978) Pierre: 39 (1964)
Sisseton: 97 (1965) Sisseton: 38 (1950)
Timber Lake: 105 (1938) Timber Lake: 35 (1964)
Watertown: 99 (1965) Watertown: 41 (1898)
Wheaton: 99 (1988) Wheaton: 43 (1961)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.23" (1942)
Kennebec: 1.45" (1932)
Mobridge: 2.52" (1999)
Pierre: 2.17" (1951)
Sisseton: 2.77" (2006)
Timber Lake: 1.82" (1999)
Watertown: 1.80" (1956)
Wheaton: 2.70" (2008)


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