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January 25, 1978:

Light to moderate snowfall driven by strong winds brought blizzard conditions to much of South Dakota for the 25th to the 26th. Blowing and drifting snow from 40 mph winds blocked many roads throughout South Dakota stranding many motorists.

January 25, 2010:

A large upper level low pressure area combined with a cold surface high pressure area building in from the north brought light snow and very strong winds creating widespread blizzard conditions across north central and northeast South Dakota. Snowfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches combined with north winds of 25 to 40 mph gusting up to 55 mph created frequent whiteout conditions across the area. Travel was significantly affected or halted and several schools were closed. Interstate-29 was closed from the North Dakota border and south on the 25th until the morning of the 26th. The blizzard hampered efforts to restore power to the thousands of customers from the previous winter storm. The snowfall began in the morning hours from 6 to 10 am and ended around the time the blizzard conditions subsided.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 54 (1942) Aberdeen: -33 (1904)
Kennebec: 63 (2002) Kennebec: -27 (1929)
Mobridge: 57 (2002) Mobridge: -36 (1929)
Pierre: 58 (2002) Pierre: -22 (1950)
Sisseton: 56 (1981) Sisseton: -30 (1904)
Timber Lake: 56 (2007) Timber Lake: -32 (1929)
Watertown: 50 (1944) Watertown: -33 (1904)
Wheaton: 51 (2002) Wheaton: -25 (1920)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.40" (1925) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1925)
Kennebec: 0.30" (1918) Kennebec: 8.0" (1996)
Mobridge: 0.40" (1913) Mobridge: 3.4" (1954)
Pierre: 0.20" (1925) Pierre: 1.6" (1978)
Sisseton: 0.25" (2004) Sisseton: 4.0" (1971)
Timber Lake: 0.27" (1954) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1954)
Watertown: 0.25" (1925) Watertown: 10.0" (1925)
Wheaton: 0.15" (1998) Wheaton: 3.0" (1956)


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