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March 18, 1982:

Northern Lawrence and Southwest Butte Counties experienced strong winds during the afternoon of March 18, 1982. Winds gusting to 70mph in Spearfish and Belle Fourche areas overturned a trailer house near Belle Fourche. No injuries were reported.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 85 (2012) Aberdeen: -15 (1923)
Kennebec: 87 (2012) Kennebec: -13 (1923)
Mobridge: 81 (2012) Mobridge: -13 (1944)
Pierre: 88 (2012) Pierre: -5 (1989)
Sisseton: 82 (2012) Sisseton: -4 (1965)
Timber Lake: 81 (2012) Timber Lake: -17 (1944)
Watertown: 82 (2012) Watertown: -17 (1923)
Wheaton: 80 (1921) Wheaton: -17 (1923)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 2.49" (1968) Aberdeen: 13.0" (1920)
Kennebec: 0.80" (1922) Kennebec: 7.0" (2005)
Mobridge: 0.68" (1968) Mobridge: 4.0" (1968)
Pierre: 0.51" (1933) Pierre: 5.1" (1950)
Sisseton: 0.31" (1987) Sisseton: 1.6" (1956)
Timber Lake: 0.30" (1933) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1933)
Watertown: 0.75" (1963) Watertown: 8.0" (1963)
Wheaton: 0.32" (1982) Wheaton: 2.5" (1952)


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