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February 25, 1987:

Six to thirty inches of snow fell on this date in 1987 across much of western and central South Dakota. Three to six inches of snow fell in the northeast part of South Dakota. Some of the largest snowfall amounts reported were 30 inches at Phillip, 26 inches at Murdo and Timber Lake, with 15 inches at Rapid City. Numerous accidents occurred in the western and central sections of the state. Many roads were closed including interstate 90 for most of the 27th. Slippery roads were a major factor in the vehicle injuries of three women on Highway 12, six and one-half miles east of Ipswich in the late afternoon of the 27th. The storm began on the 24th and lasted into the 28th.

February 25, 2000:

Unusual February severe thunderstorms produced nickel to quarter size hail in Lyman and Hand counties on this date in 2000.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 70 (1958) Aberdeen: -29 (1919)
Kennebec: 73 (1958) Kennebec: -19 (1962)
Mobridge: 70 (1958) Mobridge: -32 (1919)
Pierre: 72 (1958) Pierre: -17 (2011)
Sisseton: 68 (1958) Sisseton: -15 (1980)
Timber Lake: 70 (1958) Timber Lake: -17 (1962)
Watertown: 63 (1958) Watertown: -18 (1919)
Wheaton: 64 (1958) Wheaton: -18 (1919)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.93" (1904) Aberdeen: 5.5" (1904)
Kennebec: 0.55" (1954) Kennebec: 5.0" (1994)
Mobridge: 0.29" (2000) Mobridge: 3.1" (1946)
Pierre: 0.41" (1930) Pierre: 2.5" (1941)
Sisseton: 0.60" (2000) Sisseton: 2.0" (2001)
Timber Lake: 0.54" (2000) Timber Lake: 3.5" (1950)
Watertown: 0.22" (2007) Watertown: 4.5" (2007)
Wheaton: 0.52" (2001) Wheaton: 8.0" (2001)


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