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May 9, 1999:

Heavy rains of two to five inches fell in Lyman County during the late evening hours which caused flash flooding on Medicine Creek. The KOA Campgrounds near Kennebec were flooded including the main facility. Several roads were also flooded and damaged along Medicine Creek. Storm total rainfall in Kennebec was 3.40 inches. Also, a weak F0 tornado touched down briefly three miles south of Reliance with no damage reported. Winds gusting to 70 mph knocked over a 4000 bushel holding bin. This damage was reported 6 miles north of Revillo.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1911) Aberdeen: 21 (1966)
Kennebec: 98 (1916) Kennebec: 23 (1966)
Mobridge: 99 (1934) Mobridge: 25 (1966)
Pierre: 93 (1934) Pierre: 28 (1966)
Sisseton: 90 (1992) Sisseton: 25 (1945)
Timber Lake: 92 (1916) Timber Lake: 23 (1945)
Watertown: 93 (1928) Watertown: 19 (1966)
Wheaton: 91 (1928) Wheaton: 21 (1925)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.68" (1927) Aberdeen: 0.4" (1979)
Kennebec: 0.88" (1931)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1999) Mobridge: 0.7" (1979)
Pierre: 1.94" (1927) Pierre: 0.3" (1979)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1905) Sisseton: 0.5" (1905)
Timber Lake: 0.86" (1986)
Watertown: 1.50" (1926) Watertown: 1.0" (1979)
Wheaton: 1.10" (1988)


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