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March 12, 1995:

Rapid snowmelt, due to warm temperatures, caused widespread flooding of streams, low areas, and farmland. Many roads were covered with water and some were washed out. Some utility poles and lines were damaged. Some schools, houses, and other buildings were damaged by high water levels. Day County was especially hit hard, with damage to roads alone estimated at $75,000. In addition, ice jams exacerbated the flooding on some culverts and streams.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 72 (1934) Aberdeen: -20 (1897)
Kennebec: 82 (2007) Kennebec: -21 (1956)
Mobridge: 80 (2007) Mobridge: -12 (1951)
Pierre: 82 (2007) Pierre: -15 (1956)
Sisseton: 70 (1934) Sisseton: -14 (2009)
Timber Lake: 78 (2006) Timber Lake: -16 (1951)
Watertown: 66 (1934) Watertown: -14 (1897)
Wheaton: 65 (1990) Wheaton: -14 (2009)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.94" (1977) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1927)
Kennebec: 1.80" (1977) Kennebec: 9.0" (1927)
Mobridge: 0.70" (1977) Mobridge: 2.7" (2003)
Pierre: 1.06" (1954) Pierre: 10.2" (1954)
Sisseton: 1.30" (1977) Sisseton: 6.5" (1976)
Timber Lake: 0.82" (1954) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1954)
Watertown: 1.21" (1954) Watertown: 6.0" (1954)
Wheaton: 1.68" (1977) Wheaton: 6.0" (1927)


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