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February 13, 1995:

Snow fell over a broad strip from southwest to northeast South Dakota. The snow began as freezing rain in the northeast and there were several vehicle accidents attributed to the icing. The heaviest snow was at Custer in the Black Hills with 14 inches. A few amounts of six to eight inches were reported over the plains of southwest, central, and northeast South Dakota. Strong winds caused some blowing and drifting snow in northeast South Dakota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1901) Aberdeen: -34 (1905)
Kennebec: 67 (1954) Kennebec: -31 (1905)
Mobridge: 61 (1983) Mobridge: -23 (1929)
Pierre: 68 (1983) Pierre: -16 (2007)
Sisseton: 54 (1983) Sisseton: -23 (1951)
Timber Lake: 61 (1983) Timber Lake: -22 (1936)
Watertown: 56 (1983) Watertown: -31 (1905)
Wheaton: 55 (1983) Wheaton: -29 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1915) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.47" (2005) Kennebec: 4.0" (1915)
Mobridge: 0.50" (1915) Mobridge: 5.0" (1950)
Pierre: 0.45" (1952) Pierre: 5.5" (1952)
Sisseton: 0.45" (1973) Sisseton: 5.7" (2010)
Timber Lake: 0.50" (1918) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1918)
Watertown: 0.44" (1973) Watertown: 3.5" (1973)
Wheaton: 0.65" (1923) Wheaton: 2.5" (1962)


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