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January 8, 1969:

New snowfall of 3 to 5 inches on top of 10 to 20 inches of previous snow cover were whipped by winds of 30 to 50 mph. Temperatures fell to around 5 below zero resulting in dangerous wind chills. This halted all traffic from early on the 8th to midday on the 9th, closed all schools, and stranded motorists.

January 8, 1975:

A band of heavy snow 60 miles in width fell during the day from central to east central South Dakota. Snowfall amounts of 4 to 12 inches occurred. There were a large number of traffic accidents.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 55 (1963) Aberdeen: -33 (1912)
Kennebec: 66 (1959) Kennebec: -25 (1894)
Mobridge: 64 (2002) Mobridge: -33 (1912)
Pierre: 61 (1958) Pierre: -23 (2010)
Sisseton: 55 (1963) Sisseton: -26 (2010)
Timber Lake: 62 (1958) Timber Lake: -24 (2010)
Watertown: 52 (1963) Watertown: -30 (1912)
Wheaton: 51 (1963) Wheaton: -22 (2010)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.25" (2009) Aberdeen: 2.4" (2009)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1992) Kennebec: 3.5" (1992)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1918) Mobridge: 2.0" (1918)
Pierre: 0.14" (1938) Pierre: 2.0" (1991)
Sisseton: 0.27" (1964) Sisseton: 2.8" (1964)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1992) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1992)
Watertown: 0.32" (1923) Watertown: 2.6" (1992)
Wheaton: 0.35" (1992) Wheaton: 3.0" (1992)


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