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February 18, 1971:

Rain started in the afternoon of the 18th and by the late in the day, temperatures dropped to below freezing resulting in a glaze up to three quarters of an inch on trees and power lines. Many utility lines were downed by the glaze or by falling trees and branches. Temperatures continued to drop during the night changing the rain to snow by the 19th. Strong winds accompanied this snow causing local blizzard conditions.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 66 (1930) Aberdeen: -32 (1903)
Kennebec: 75 (1930) Kennebec: -28 (1938)
Mobridge: 67 (1930) Mobridge: -24 (1938)
Pierre: 70 (1983) Pierre: -22 (1967)
Sisseton: 58 (1981) Sisseton: -28 (1966)
Timber Lake: 68 (1930) Timber Lake: -26 (1966)
Watertown: 64 (1913) Watertown: -26 (1903)
Wheaton: 58 (1981) Wheaton: -31 (1966)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.33" (1991) Aberdeen: 7.2" (1991)
Kennebec: 0.58" (1991) Kennebec: 7.0" (1991)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1952) Mobridge: 2.0" (1991)
Pierre: 0.53" (1991) Pierre: 5.3" (1991)
Sisseton: 0.60" (1991) Sisseton: 6.5" (1964)
Timber Lake: 0.45" (1991) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1991)
Watertown: 0.42" (1991) Watertown: 5.5" (1991)
Wheaton: 0.60" (1962) Wheaton: 9.0" (1952)


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