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December 10, 2000:

Heavy snow of 6 to 8 inches fell across parts of Lyman and Jones counties on the 10th and 11th. Some amounts included 6 inches at Kennebec and Okaton and 8 inches at Murdo.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (1979) Aberdeen: -29 (1972)
Kennebec: 62 (1895) Kennebec: -27 (1917)
Mobridge: 60 (1979) Mobridge: -41 (1917)
Pierre: 58 (1987) Pierre: -14 (1972)
Sisseton: 55 (1979) Sisseton: -21 (1977)
Timber Lake: 64 (1979) Timber Lake: -21 (1972)
Watertown: 53 (1928) Watertown: -20 (1972)
Wheaton: 57 (2006) Wheaton: -22 (1977)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1893) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1893)
Kennebec: 0.26" (1970) Kennebec: 4.0" (1970)
Mobridge: 0.16" (1970) Mobridge: 3.0" (1970)
Pierre: 0.36" (1970) Pierre: 3.6" (1970)
Sisseton: 0.20" (2004) Sisseton: 2.0" (1900)
Timber Lake: 0.68" (1970) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1970)
Watertown: 0.47" (1949) Watertown: 3.0" (1893)
Wheaton: 0.27" (1918) Wheaton: 3.5" (1983)


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