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 23 October 1920 → Tetsuya Fujita, inventor of the Fujita Scale, was born.
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March 7, 1998:

A winter storm tracked across South Dakota resulting in heavy snow of 6 to 8 inches across most of central South Dakota from the evening of the 6th into the afternoon of the 7th. Some snowfall amounts included 6 inches at Fort Pierre and near Stephan, 7 inches at Blunt, Pierre, and Murdo, and 8 inches across far southern Jones and Lyman counties. Many activities were canceled and travel was significantly disrupted, especially on Interstate-90.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 69 (1987) Aberdeen: -24 (1995)
Kennebec: 71 (2006) Kennebec: -22 (1943)
Mobridge: 64 (1968) Mobridge: -17 (1995)
Pierre: 69 (2006) Pierre: -15 (1996)
Sisseton: 70 (2000) Sisseton: -13 (1960)
Timber Lake: 63 (1977) Timber Lake: -19 (1995)
Watertown: 74 (2000) Watertown: -19 (2008)
Wheaton: 71 (1987) Wheaton: -14 (2008)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.22" (1951) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1951)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1990) Kennebec: 5.0" (1998)
Mobridge: 0.39" (2000) Mobridge: 1.7" (1951)
Pierre: 0.42" (1990) Pierre: 3.0" (1998)
Sisseton: 0.53" (1983) Sisseton: 3.0" (1984)
Timber Lake: 0.33" (1983) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1983)
Watertown: 0.55" (1983) Watertown: 1.9" (1983)
Wheaton: 0.83" (1950) Wheaton: 7.0" (1950)


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