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March 6, 2000:

A grass fire of unknown origin was exacerbated by dry conditions and strong winds, burning 1500 acres of grassland northwest and north of Brandon in Minnehaha County. Several homes were threatened by the fire but no homes were damaged; although farmland and some equipment burned. In a separate event the same day, a controlled burn went out of control, exacerbated by the conditions and strong winds. The fire caused one fatality and one injury. Damage was confined to grassland.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 69 (2000) Aberdeen: -16 (1899)
Kennebec: 76 (1972) Kennebec: -17 (1943)
Mobridge: 68 (1937) Mobridge: -20 (1932)
Pierre: 71 (2000) Pierre: -10 (1996)
Sisseton: 71 (1987) Sisseton: -12 (1989)
Timber Lake: 65 (1968) Timber Lake: -19 (1995)
Watertown: 73 (1987) Watertown: -16 (1899)
Wheaton: 73 (1987) Wheaton: -15 (1989)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1896) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.40" (1915) Kennebec: 4.0" (1915)
Mobridge: 0.74" (1983) Mobridge: 5.0" (1983)
Pierre: 0.73" (1908) Pierre: 7.3" (1908)
Sisseton: 0.67" (1946) Sisseton: 8.0" (1946)
Timber Lake: 0.35" (1983) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1995)
Watertown: 0.75" (1983) Watertown: 6.0" (1908)
Wheaton: 0.48" (1983) Wheaton: 6.0" (1995)


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