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February 12, 1905:

On this date in weather history, record low temperatures occurred across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota with lows in the 30s below zero. Sisseton, Aberdeen, and Watertown all had record lows. Sisseton fell to 31 degrees below zero, Watertown fell to 35 degrees below zero, and Aberdeen fell to 36 degrees below zero in 1905. In central South Dakota, Kennebec fell to 34 degrees below zero.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1921) Aberdeen: -36 (1905)
Kennebec: 62 (1983) Kennebec: -39 (1899)
Mobridge: 57 (2005) Mobridge: -35 (1944)
Pierre: 66 (1983) Pierre: -28 (1944)
Sisseton: 51 (2005) Sisseton: -31 (1905)
Timber Lake: 54 (2005) Timber Lake: -28 (1944)
Watertown: 57 (1921) Watertown: -35 (1905)
Wheaton: 52 (1987) Wheaton: -24 (1955)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.15" (1908) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1908)
Kennebec: 0.85" (1950) Kennebec: 9.0" (1950)
Mobridge: 0.80" (1919) Mobridge: 8.0" (1919)
Pierre: 0.42" (1950) Pierre: 6.0" (2007)
Sisseton: 0.30" (1976) Sisseton: 4.0" (1994)
Timber Lake: 0.53" (1950) Timber Lake: 5.8" (1949)
Watertown: 0.50" (1916) Watertown: 6.0" (1916)
Wheaton: 0.52" (1940) Wheaton: 4.0" (2001)


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