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March 1, 1970:

Freezing rain and drizzle impacted much of South Dakota on March 1, 1970. Ice accumulation up to 1/8 of an inch thick was reported in Rapid City, with heavier amounts reported in the northwestern part of the state. Some utility lines were broken, but there was no extensive line damage. In addition, some schools were closed due to iced roads.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 73 (1992) Aberdeen: -29 (1962)
Kennebec: 77 (1974) Kennebec: -23 (2009)
Mobridge: 71 (1992) Mobridge: -26 (1919)
Pierre: 75 (1974) Pierre: -18 (2009)
Sisseton: 70 (1992) Sisseton: -29 (1962)
Timber Lake: 70 (1974) Timber Lake: -25 (1962)
Watertown: 66 (1992) Watertown: -19 (2009)
Wheaton: 69 (1992) Wheaton: -22 (1962)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.36" (1976) Aberdeen: 3.7" (1976)
Kennebec: 0.78" (2004) Kennebec: 5.0" (1958)
Mobridge: 0.35" (2004) Mobridge: 3.5" (2004)
Pierre: 0.47" (2004) Pierre: 4.2" (1958)
Sisseton: 0.66" (2007) Sisseton: 12.0" (2007)
Timber Lake: 0.92" (2004) Timber Lake: 7.5" (1953)
Watertown: 0.49" (2007) Watertown: 5.9" (2007)
Wheaton: 0.75" (1958) Wheaton: 10.5" (1951)


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