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March 23, 1987:

Strong winds and heavy snow produced blizzard conditions across South Dakota March 23rd through the 25th. Snow amounts ranged from 6 to 19 inches. Snow totals included 19" at Winner (in Tripp County), 15" at Murdo (in Jones County), and 12" at Woonsocket (in Sanborn County) and Platte (in Charles Mix County). The wind piled the snow into drifts up to 10 feet deep. The heavy, wet snow broke power lines in several counties in the south central and east central parts of the state knocking out power for up to a few days.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1910) Aberdeen: -21 (1899)
Kennebec: 85 (1910) Kennebec: -14 (1899)
Mobridge: 84 (1939) Mobridge: -7 (1965)
Pierre: 84 (1939) Pierre: -5 (1965)
Sisseton: 77 (1939) Sisseton: -14 (1974)
Timber Lake: 82 (1939) Timber Lake: -9 (1965)
Watertown: 82 (1910) Watertown: -14 (1899)
Wheaton: 73 (2003) Wheaton: -10 (1965)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.85" (1975) Aberdeen: 9.3" (1975)
Kennebec: 0.85" (1949) Kennebec: 4.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1975) Mobridge: 11.2" (1975)
Pierre: 0.81" (1931) Pierre: 7.8" (1975)
Sisseton: 1.39" (1937) Sisseton: 11.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 0.78" (1975) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1975)
Watertown: 0.97" (2009) Watertown: 5.0" (1975)
Wheaton: 1.40" (1975) Wheaton: 8.0" (1991)


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