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March 14, 1989:

A fast moving winter storm produced freezing rain and heavy snow across most of South Dakota. Visibilities were reduced to 100 ft within areas of blowing snow. Driving conditions became treacherous, resulting in abandoned vehicles, several accidents, and the temporary closing of I-29 from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border.

March 14, 1990:

Heavy Snow fell across parts of southwest, central, and north central South Dakota from the late afternoon on the 13th into the morning hours of the 14th. Highest accumulations were recorded in the north-central part of the state, including 9 inches at Gettysburg, 8 inches at Pollock, and 5 inches at Pine Ridge.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 71 (1981) Aberdeen: -31 (1897)
Kennebec: 82 (1935) Kennebec: -20 (1897)
Mobridge: 73 (1935) Mobridge: -5 (1988)
Pierre: 79 (1935) Pierre: -3 (1951)
Sisseton: 70 (1981) Sisseton: -12 (1960)
Timber Lake: 71 (2012) Timber Lake: -13 (1912)
Watertown: 69 (1935) Watertown: -27 (1897)
Wheaton: 65 (1981) Wheaton: -8 (1960)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.20" (1899) Aberdeen: 12.0" (1899)
Kennebec: 1.10" (1973) Kennebec: 15.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 1.52" (1973) Mobridge: 6.6" (1953)
Pierre: 1.16" (1953) Pierre: 5.0" (2002)
Sisseton: 0.91" (1957) Sisseton: 7.0" (1989)
Timber Lake: 1.80" (1973) Timber Lake: 9.5" (1953)
Watertown: 0.65" (1973) Watertown: 11.0" (2002)
Wheaton: 0.69" (1973) Wheaton: 10.0" (1989)


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