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May 16, 1929:

On this day, Aberdeen recorded 3.0 inches of snow. This is the latest measurable snow for the city of Aberdeen on record.

May 16, 1992:

This was a wild day across the tri state region of Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa, with tornadoes and very strong straight-line winds. A tornado tore up three grain bins and two farm wagons in Cedar County of northeast Nebraska before crossing into Dixon County. As it traveled east, it destroyed two barns and a garage, and was responsible for killing between 5,000 and 10,000 chickens at a chicken farm. In northwest Iowa, Sioux City reported winds of around 60 miles an hour causing some minor damage. Elsewhere, winds gusted as high as 75 miles an hour in Spencer and 74 miles an hour in Le Mars.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1934) Aberdeen: 23 (2014)
Kennebec: 102 (1934) Kennebec: 26 (2011)
Mobridge: 97 (1934) Mobridge: 27 (2009)
Pierre: 98 (1934) Pierre: 29 (2009)
Sisseton: 96 (1934) Sisseton: 28 (2014)
Timber Lake: 89 (1987) Timber Lake: 25 (2009)
Watertown: 99 (1934) Watertown: 23 (1929)
Wheaton: 90 (1918) Wheaton: 24 (1923)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.15" (2004) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1929)
Kennebec: 1.53" (1962)
Mobridge: 1.15" (1942)
Pierre: 2.03" (1962)
Sisseton: 2.43" (1962)
Timber Lake: 1.11" (1961)
Watertown: 1.52" (1962)
Wheaton: 1.63" (1962)


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