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November 4, 1992:

Significant snow blanketed much of the state except the southwest between November 1st and November 4th. The snow and slush caused numerous minor traffic accidents and further delayed the fall harvest in many areas. The greatest snowfall amounts included over a foot in north central and northeast South Dakota, and the northern Black Hills, with generally 3 to 7 inches reported elsewhere. Some of the more significant storm total snowfall reports were 25.2 inches at Lead, 15 inches at Eureka, 14 inches near Summit, 13 inches near Victor, 12.6 inches at Roscoe, and 12 inches in Leola and 23 mile north of Highmore.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 78 (1975) Aberdeen: -2 (1991)
Kennebec: 79 (1917) Kennebec: -1 (1991)
Mobridge: 77 (1917) Mobridge: -2 (1935)
Pierre: 78 (1978) Pierre: 0 (1951)
Sisseton: 74 (1975) Sisseton: -2 (1951)
Timber Lake: 76 (1975) Timber Lake: 0 (1991)
Watertown: 73 (1975) Watertown: -2 (1991)
Wheaton: 74 (1975) Wheaton: 0 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1922) Aberdeen: 4.8" (2003)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1947) Kennebec: 2.0" (2003)
Mobridge: 0.54" (1948) Mobridge: 3.8" (1959)
Pierre: 0.31" (1959) Pierre: 4.0" (1959)
Sisseton: 0.46" (1988) Sisseton: 3.5" (2003)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1948) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1959)
Watertown: 0.39" (1956) Watertown: 2.0" (1959)
Wheaton: 0.47" (1940) Wheaton: 3.0" (2003)


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