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February 9, 1994:

Widespread record cold occurred across central, north central, and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Record lows were set at Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, Timber Lake, and Wheaton. Overnight lows were in the 30s to 40s below zero across the entire area. Aberdeen fell to 45 degrees below zero which was just one degree off of it's all time record low of 46 degrees below zero. Mobridge fell to 38 degrees below zero and Pierre fell to 35 degrees below zero. Watertown came just one degree short of their daytime record with 35 degrees below zero.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 53 (1987) Aberdeen: -45 (1994)
Kennebec: 70 (1954) Kennebec: -41 (1899)
Mobridge: 58 (1931) Mobridge: -38 (1994)
Pierre: 66 (1999) Pierre: -35 (1994)
Sisseton: 51 (1987) Sisseton: -33 (1994)
Timber Lake: 58 (1984) Timber Lake: -32 (1994)
Watertown: 49 (1987) Watertown: -36 (1899)
Wheaton: 50 (1987) Wheaton: -31 (1994)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1909) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1893)
Kennebec: 0.51" (1960) Kennebec: 6.1" (1960)
Mobridge: 1.06" (2009) Mobridge: 3.9" (1966)
Pierre: 0.76" (2009) Pierre: 4.5" (1960)
Sisseton: 0.54" (1966) Sisseton: 4.5" (1966)
Timber Lake: 0.57" (1944) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1944)
Watertown: 0.50" (1909) Watertown: 5.0" (1909)
Wheaton: 0.41" (1966) Wheaton: 3.0" (1985)


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