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December 4, 1993:

Winds gusting to 40 to 60 mph combined with snowcover along with new snow to cause blizzard conditions making travel hazardous across north central and northeast South Dakota. Several vehicles were stranded or slid into ditches. The strong winds toppled a private building under construction at Selby in Walworth County. New snowfall amounts were generally from one to three inches.

December 4, 1995:

Winds of 40 to 60 mph occurred across central and north central South Dakota from the late afternoon into the middle of the evening as a strong area of low pressure in southern Canada pushed a vigorous cold front across the area.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 56 (1979) Aberdeen: -18 (1927)
Kennebec: 70 (1975) Kennebec: -18 (1897)
Mobridge: 69 (1965) Mobridge: -24 (1927)
Pierre: 66 (1975) Pierre: -5 (2002)
Sisseton: 55 (1939) Sisseton: -14 (1991)
Timber Lake: 70 (1965) Timber Lake: -13 (1927)
Watertown: 57 (1916) Watertown: -18 (1927)
Wheaton: 52 (1916) Wheaton: -14 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.70" (1927) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1927)
Kennebec: 0.20" (1910) Kennebec: 3.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 0.67" (1960) Mobridge: 3.9" (1960)
Pierre: 0.33" (1972) Pierre: 3.3" (1972)
Sisseton: 0.79" (1955) Sisseton: 10.0" (1955)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1960) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1955)
Watertown: 0.90" (1960) Watertown: 5.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 0.67" (1955) Wheaton: 7.6" (2010)


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