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May 14, 1982:

Heavy rain pushed the Bad River over the banks at Fort Pierre. One house four miles outside of Fort Pierre was sandbagged. Rainfall amount of 3.83 inches was recorded in Pierre.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (2001) Aberdeen: 24 (2004)
Kennebec: 95 (2001) Kennebec: 25 (2004)
Mobridge: 89 (1969) Mobridge: 26 (2004)
Pierre: 94 (2001) Pierre: 28 (2004)
Sisseton: 95 (2001) Sisseton: 30 (1959)
Timber Lake: 89 (1969) Timber Lake: 25 (1945)
Watertown: 94 (1932) Watertown: 25 (1973)
Wheaton: 97 (2001) Wheaton: 28 (1921)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 4.35" (1908)
Kennebec: 1.54" (1982)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1916) Mobridge: 0.4" (1945)
Pierre: 1.56" (1908)
Sisseton: 1.94" (1957)
Timber Lake: 1.25" (1916)
Watertown: 1.15" (1908) Watertown: 3.0" (1907)
Wheaton: 1.65" (1957)


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