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December 28, 1985:

Strong winds gusted to 40 mph over most of South Dakota and to 60 mph east of the Black Hills. The winds produced areas of blowing snow with near zero visibilities. Buffalo Britton, and New Underwood all reported near-zero visibilities.

December 28, 2000:

Heavy snow of up to 8 inches fell across Traverse County on the 27th and 28th. Wheaton and Browns Valley both reported 8 inches.

December 28, 2000:

Northwest winds of 35 to 50 mph, gusting to around 65 mph, occurred across central and north central South Dakota in the morning. The high winds resulted in blizzard conditions at some locations just east of the Missouri River. Further east, in northeast South Dakota, northwest winds of 30 to 50 mph combined with newly fallen snow to generate blizzard conditions from the morning into the early afternoon hours. Travel was very difficult in many places and many motorists found themselves in ditches. There were also several non-injury accidents.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 57 (1898) Aberdeen: -24 (1924)
Kennebec: 60 (1999) Kennebec: -25 (1916)
Mobridge: 52 (1980) Mobridge: -23 (1917)
Pierre: 60 (1999) Pierre: -12 (1990)
Sisseton: 49 (1986) Sisseton: -24 (1993)
Timber Lake: 54 (1999) Timber Lake: -20 (1916)
Watertown: 47 (1898) Watertown: -24 (1993)
Wheaton: 46 (1999) Wheaton: -28 (1993)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.24" (1940) Aberdeen: 3.4" (1964)
Kennebec: 0.30" (1917) Kennebec: 3.0" (1987)
Mobridge: 0.50" (1911) Mobridge: 5.0" (1911)
Pierre: 0.16" (1909) Pierre: 2.5" (1909)
Sisseton: 0.75" (1959) Sisseton: 7.0" (2000)
Timber Lake: 0.16" (1969) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1946)
Watertown: 0.27" (1927) Watertown: 3.0" (1927)
Wheaton: 1.25" (1959) Wheaton: 8.0" (2000)


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