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December 29, 2005:

Heavy snow of 6 to 14 inches fell across parts of north central and most of northeast South Dakota from the morning of the 29th through the early afternoon of the 30th, with 7 to 8 inches of snow across Big Stone and Traverse counties in west central Minnesota from the evening of the 29th through the early afternoon of the 30th. Light rain and freezing rain fell before the snow, creating some slick roads which resulted in some accidents. Some snowfall amounts included 7 inches at Watertown, Big Stone City, and Artichoke Lake; 8 inches at Waubay, Browns Valley, and Wheaton; 9 inches northeast of Isabel and Hecla; 10 inches at Wilmot and Clear Lake; 12 inches at Milbank; and 14 inches at Summit.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 59 (1999) Aberdeen: -35 (1917)
Kennebec: 62 (2002) Kennebec: -31 (1917)
Mobridge: 55 (1999) Mobridge: -33 (1917)
Pierre: 61 (1965) Pierre: -21 (1990)
Sisseton: 59 (1999) Sisseton: -20 (1946)
Timber Lake: 53 (1999) Timber Lake: -26 (1916)
Watertown: 53 (1999) Watertown: -32 (1917)
Wheaton: 58 (1999) Wheaton: -33 (1917)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.71" (2005) Aberdeen: 4.1" (1972)
Kennebec: 0.49" (1972) Kennebec: 3.5" (1907)
Mobridge: 0.50" (1972) Mobridge: 5.8" (1972)
Pierre: 0.20" (1972) Pierre: 4.7" (1972)
Sisseton: 0.45" (1972) Sisseton: 4.5" (1972)
Timber Lake: 0.71" (1972) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1972)
Watertown: 0.89" (2005) Watertown: 6.0" (2005)
Wheaton: 0.19" (2006) Wheaton: 2.0" (2006)


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