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February 8, 2000:

Very warm air was over central and northeast South Dakota where record highs were set in Aberdeen, Pierre, and Sisseton. Aberdeen rose to 62 degrees, Sisseton rose to 53 degrees, and Pierre rose to a warm 69 degrees.

February 8, 2001:

Heavy snow of 6 to 16 inches fell across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota resulting in school and activity cancellations, closing of some businesses, and difficult if not impossible travel. Several people became stranded and had to be rescued. There were also flight cancellations and delays along with some vehicle accidents resulting in minor injuries. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Mound City, Mobridge, Eureka, 7 inches at Wheaton, Milbank and 6 SE McIntosh, 8 inches at Aberdeen, Ipswich, Selby, Iona, Artichoke Lake, and Britton, 9 inches at Clark, 1 S Columbia, Isabel, Webster, and Browns Valley, and 10 inches at Roscoe, Watertown, and 1 W of Summit. Locations with snowfall of a foot included, Mission Ridge, Murdo, 4 NW Onida, Castlewood, 23 N Highmore, and Timber Lake. Thirteen inches of snow fell at Canning, and Fort Pierre, 14 inches fell at Gettysburg, Eagle Butte, and Pierre with 15 inches at Miller and 16 inches of snow at Clear Lake, Mellette, and Faulkton.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (2000) Aberdeen: -46 (1895)
Kennebec: 69 (1954) Kennebec: -36 (1899)
Mobridge: 66 (1954) Mobridge: -31 (1933)
Pierre: 69 (2000) Pierre: -29 (1994)
Sisseton: 53 (2000) Sisseton: -28 (1933)
Timber Lake: 64 (1954) Timber Lake: -32 (1939)
Watertown: 57 (2002) Watertown: -35 (1899)
Wheaton: 54 (1991) Wheaton: -27 (1979)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.36" (1937) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1937)
Kennebec: 0.18" (2001) Kennebec: 6.0" (1994)
Mobridge: 0.22" (2009) Mobridge: 3.2" (2005)
Pierre: 0.28" (1909) Pierre: 5.0" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.40" (2010) Sisseton: 4.0" (1994)
Timber Lake: 0.36" (2001) Timber Lake: 3.5" (2001)
Watertown: 0.29" (1966) Watertown: 7.5" (1994)
Wheaton: 1.02" (1937) Wheaton: 5.5" (2001) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.