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December 2, 1978:

A low pressure center moved northeast from Kansas, causing snow to fall over all of southern Minnesota south of a line from Alexandria to Duluth on the 2nd and 3rd, with the heaviest snow falling from west central and southwest Minnesota to west central Wisconsin. Snow depths of six inches or more fell in southwest Minnesota with 10 inches or more at Marshall, MN. Winds averaged near 20 mph, and temperatures ranged from 5 to 15 degrees above zero while the snow fell, but the snow did not cause extensive problems for the area. Wheaton had 2 inches, Artichoke Lake and Browns Valley had 3 inches.

December 2, 1984:

Snow fell in the central and northeast parts of South Dakota from the late afternoon of the 1st to the morning of the 2nd, with amounts ranging from 3 to 10 inches. The heaviest amounts were in the northeast part of the state with Day County reporting 8 to 10 inches. Five inches of snow fell at Clear Lake, six inches fell at Waubay, Clark, Miller, and 12 miles southwest of Harrold with 7 inches at Redfield.

December 2, 2005:

Heavy snow of 6 to 8 inches fell across much of Jones, Faulk, and Spink counties from the morning to the late evening of the 2nd. Redfield had 6 inches of snowfall with 8 inches at Murdo.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 56 (2012) Aberdeen: -20 (1896)
Kennebec: 70 (1998) Kennebec: -20 (1919)
Mobridge: 57 (1959) Mobridge: -18 (1985)
Pierre: 67 (2012) Pierre: -14 (1985)
Sisseton: 59 (1941) Sisseton: -16 (1976)
Timber Lake: 61 (1949) Timber Lake: -24 (1985)
Watertown: 56 (1998) Watertown: -16 (1985)
Wheaton: 57 (1998) Wheaton: -21 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (1909) Aberdeen: 4.5" (1928)
Kennebec: 0.47" (1933) Kennebec: 3.0" (2005)
Mobridge: 0.33" (1996) Mobridge: 6.2" (1996)
Pierre: 0.71" (1933) Pierre: 2.7" (1996)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1982) Sisseton: 5.0" (1945)
Timber Lake: 0.87" (1913) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1913)
Watertown: 0.29" (2008) Watertown: 4.0" (2005)
Wheaton: 0.72" (2007) Wheaton: 7.6" (2007)


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