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November 3, 2003:

Heavy snow fell across the area. Snowfall of 6 to 9 inches fell across Big Stone County in Minnesota, with nine inches in Ortonville. Heavy snow of up to eight inches fell across Grant County in South Dakota. Six inches fell at Big Stone City and 8 inches fell at Milbank. Heavy snow also fell from the early morning to around noon across parts of central South Dakota. Six inches of snow fell at Kennebec, Fort Thompson, Gann Valley, and Miller.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1903) Aberdeen: 1 (1991)
Kennebec: 76 (1917) Kennebec: 1 (1928)
Mobridge: 73 (1916) Mobridge: -1 (1991)
Pierre: 72 (1978) Pierre: 2 (1991)
Sisseton: 76 (1978) Sisseton: 8 (1995)
Timber Lake: 70 (1949) Timber Lake: -7 (1935)
Watertown: 73 (1978) Watertown: 2 (1951)
Wheaton: 76 (1978) Wheaton: 7 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.45" (1896) Aberdeen: 3.8" (1936)
Kennebec: 0.40" (2003) Kennebec: 6.0" (2003)
Mobridge: 0.15" (1935) Mobridge: 3.0" (1935)
Pierre: 0.44" (1983) Pierre: 2.0" (2003)
Sisseton: 0.22" (1983) Sisseton: 3.0" (1936)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (2003) Timber Lake: 4.0" (2003)
Watertown: 0.68" (1983) Watertown: 3.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 0.46" (1938) Wheaton: 2.0" (1926)


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