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December 3, 1985:

Light snow and strong winds gusting to near 40 mph caused ground blizzard conditions over parts of central and western sections of South Dakota on the 3rd. Schools were canceled in the Huron area, and some roads were blocked due to the strong winds and blowing and drifting snow.

December 3, 1991:

Strong northwesterly winds behind a departing surface low brought blizzard conditions and dangerously cold wind chill readings across west central and southwest Minnesota on the 3rd. A general 1 to 3 inch snowfall occurred across the area, and combined with winds gusting to 50 mph at times to generate whiteout conditions from the morning into the evening. Air temperatures combined with the strong wind to produce wind chill values ranging from 30 to 50 below zero. A number of schools and businesses were closed during the morning as the storm intensified. Several car accidents and jackknifed tractor-semitrailers littered roadways. Many roads were closed at the height of the storm. Power outages occurred over a small portion of the area due to the strong winds downing ice-covered power lines.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 63 (1941) Aberdeen: -18 (1905)
Kennebec: 73 (1948) Kennebec: -16 (1905)
Mobridge: 63 (1941) Mobridge: -13 (1985)
Pierre: 76 (1941) Pierre: -6 (1950)
Sisseton: 64 (1941) Sisseton: -17 (1985)
Timber Lake: 60 (1941) Timber Lake: -11 (2006)
Watertown: 64 (1941) Watertown: -16 (1985)
Wheaton: 58 (1962) Wheaton: -24 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.58" (1933) Aberdeen: 4.8" (1955)
Kennebec: 0.49" (1955) Kennebec: 11.0" (1955)
Mobridge: 0.22" (1955) Mobridge: 3.7" (1955)
Pierre: 0.81" (1955) Pierre: 9.5" (1955)
Sisseton: 0.65" (1953) Sisseton: 6.5" (1953)
Timber Lake: 0.32" (1955) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1955)
Watertown: 1.33" (1953) Watertown: 11.0" (1953)
Wheaton: 0.30" (1951) Wheaton: 4.3" (1927)


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