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February 11, 2002:

High winds of 35 to 45 mph gusting to 60 to 65 mph affected central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota through the afternoon and into the evening hours. The high winds caused some spotty tree and roof damage along with a few power outages. A few downed power lines in Aberdeen resulted in a short power outage for some people. Also, a streetlight pole was knocked down in Aberdeen. Some wind gusts included, 55 mph at Wheaton, 58 mph at McLaughlin, 59 mph at Pierre, 61 mph at Sisseton and Aberdeen, 62 mph at Mobridge, and 63 mph at Graceville, Minnesota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (2005) Aberdeen: -35 (1988)
Kennebec: 71 (1938) Kennebec: -41 (1899)
Mobridge: 59 (2005) Mobridge: -39 (1944)
Pierre: 64 (1987) Pierre: -26 (1988)
Sisseton: 54 (2005) Sisseton: -28 (1988)
Timber Lake: 59 (1987) Timber Lake: -34 (1988)
Watertown: 53 (1987) Watertown: -38 (1899)
Wheaton: 55 (1987) Wheaton: -25 (1981)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1922) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1993) Kennebec: 3.0" (1993)
Mobridge: 0.29" (1978) Mobridge: 3.4" (2008)
Pierre: 0.32" (2008) Pierre: 3.4" (2008)
Sisseton: 0.28" (1940) Sisseton: 4.0" (1940)
Timber Lake: 0.40" (1993) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1993)
Watertown: 0.20" (1940) Watertown: 2.5" (1946)
Wheaton: 0.75" (2004) Wheaton: 4.5" (1979)


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