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July 5, 1936:

Three record high temperatures were set on this day. Near Gann Valley, the temperature reached 120 degrees, setting the state record. The state record was tied on July 15, 2006 at 17 miles WSW of Fort Pierre. Other record highs on this date include 119 degrees in Kennebec and 116 degrees in Murdo. The record highs near Gann Valley, Kennebec, and Murdo are all-time highs for each location.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1936) Aberdeen: 35 (1915)
Kennebec: 119 (1936) Kennebec: 37 (1915)
Mobridge: 109 (1936) Mobridge: 38 (1915)
Pierre: 113 (1989) Pierre: 44 (1972)
Sisseton: 103 (1988) Sisseton: 46 (1992)
Timber Lake: 109 (1936) Timber Lake: 40 (1915)
Watertown: 100 (1988) Watertown: 42 (1899)
Wheaton: 102 (1988) Wheaton: 44 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.98" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.37" (1900)
Mobridge: 1.46" (1914)
Pierre: 1.20" (1908)
Sisseton: 1.40" (1998)
Timber Lake: 1.05" (1914)
Watertown: 1.22" (1964)
Wheaton: 1.45" (1998)


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