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March 24, 1996:

North winds of 30 to 40 mph, gusting to 55 mph, combined with the falling snow and the previous day's snowfall to create blizzard conditions. Travel became extremely difficult. Several cars went into ditches and flights out of Aberdeen were canceled. Schools and activities were either delayed or cancelled. Some of the more significant two day snowfall amounts include, 6 inches at Sisseton and Aberdeen, 7 inches at Sand Lake NWR, 8 inches near Veblen, 9 inches at Britton, and 10 inches near Victor.

March 24, 2009:

A strong area of low pressure moved out of the Rockies and into the Northern Plains producing snow and widespread blizzard conditions across central and north central South Dakota. Winds gusting to over 60 mph along with several inches of snow caused hazardous travel conditions. Interstate 90 was closed for a time across much of Jones and part of Lyman County. Power was also out in parts of Pierre and Mobridge for a short period of time. Some snowfall amounts included; 2 inches at Pierre; 5 inches in Hayes and Timber Lake; 6 inches in Murdo, McLaughlin, and 6 miles southeast of McInstosh; 7 inches 14 miles northeast of Isabel; 8 inches in Eagle Butte; and 12 inches 8 miles southwest of Keldron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 80 (1939) Aberdeen: -10 (1893)
Kennebec: 83 (1907) Kennebec: -5 (1952)
Mobridge: 81 (1939) Mobridge: -8 (1913)
Pierre: 84 (1939) Pierre: -3 (1965)
Sisseton: 81 (1939) Sisseton: -12 (1974)
Timber Lake: 79 (1939) Timber Lake: -6 (1965)
Watertown: 78 (1939) Watertown: -9 (1974)
Wheaton: 76 (1968) Wheaton: -11 (1974)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 3.00" (1937) Aberdeen: 13.0" (1937)
Kennebec: 1.28" (1937) Kennebec: 8.5" (1962)
Mobridge: 1.08" (1989) Mobridge: 3.5" (1996)
Pierre: 1.65" (1937) Pierre: 13.5" (1937)
Sisseton: 1.14" (1975) Sisseton: 11.0" (1975)
Timber Lake: 0.91" (1989) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1996)
Watertown: 1.17" (1937) Watertown: 16.0" (1937)
Wheaton: 0.69" (1937) Wheaton: 6.0" (1975)


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