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February 22, 1914:

Heavy snow fell across parts of central and north central South Dakota with 6 to 12 inch accumulations. Snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Timber Lake and Onida, 7 inches at Kennebec, and 12 inches at Murdo.

February 22, 2000:

Record warmth occurred across the area on this day in 2000. High temperatures across central and northeast South Dakota were in the 50s and 60s. Record highs occurred at Watertown, Pierre, and Kennebec. Watertown rose to 65 degrees, Pierre rose to 69 degrees, and Kennebec warmed to 71 degrees by late in the afternoon. Other high temperatures included, 55 degrees at Sisseton, 59 degrees at Aberdeen, and 64 degrees at Timber Lake.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1905) Aberdeen: -24 (1918)
Kennebec: 71 (2000) Kennebec: -26 (1962)
Mobridge: 65 (2002) Mobridge: -20 (1962)
Pierre: 69 (2000) Pierre: -18 (1962)
Sisseton: 60 (1905) Sisseton: -19 (1952)
Timber Lake: 65 (2002) Timber Lake: -20 (1957)
Watertown: 65 (2000) Watertown: -22 (1957)
Wheaton: 57 (1961) Wheaton: -21 (1952)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1922) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1914) Kennebec: 7.0" (1914)
Mobridge: 0.54" (1942) Mobridge: 5.0" (1942)
Pierre: 0.32" (1994) Pierre: 3.2" (1994)
Sisseton: 0.12" (1999) Sisseton: 2.0" (1999)
Timber Lake: 0.53" (1914) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1914)
Watertown: 0.10" (1913) Watertown: 2.0" (1913)
Wheaton: 0.50" (1927) Wheaton: 4.0" (1979)


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