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February 28, 2007:

Another late February strong low pressure area moving across the central plains spread heavy snow of 6 to 11 inches across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota. Many school and college classes were cancelled and many events were postponed. Road conditions became very poor with some accidents occurring along with ditched vehicles. The snow continued into the first day of March and ended between in the morning. Snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Aberdeen, 7 inches at Wilmot and Artichoke Lake, 8 inches at Conde, Watertown, and Milbank, 9 inches at Browns Valley and Wheaton, and 11 inches at Clark. This heavy snow event was followed by more snowfall along with blizzard conditions which developed across the area during the afternoon and evening of March 1st.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 59 (1934) Aberdeen: -27 (1962)
Kennebec: 68 (2006) Kennebec: -35 (1962)
Mobridge: 59 (1934) Mobridge: -28 (1919)
Pierre: 63 (1976) Pierre: -24 (1962)
Sisseton: 66 (1932) Sisseton: -25 (1962)
Timber Lake: 60 (2000) Timber Lake: -30 (1962)
Watertown: 58 (2000) Watertown: -31 (1962)
Wheaton: 57 (2000) Wheaton: -25 (1962)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.85" (1951) Aberdeen: 14.3" (1951)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1930) Kennebec: 5.0" (1930)
Mobridge: 0.35" (1951) Mobridge: 6.6" (1951)
Pierre: 0.58" (1930) Pierre: 3.7" (1998)
Sisseton: 0.76" (2012) Sisseton: 11.0" (1951)
Timber Lake: 2.09" (1951) Timber Lake: 24.0" (1951)
Watertown: 0.60" (1930) Watertown: 7.0" (1930)
Wheaton: 0.92" (1948) Wheaton: 7.0" (1930)


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