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November 8, 1985:

Heavy snow fell over much of southern South Dakota beginning on the morning of the 8th and continued off and on through the evening of the 10th. Snowfall generally ranged from 5-10 inches over the area, with amounts up to a foot or more in the Black Hills. The greatest amount was 18 inches in the higher elevations of the Black Hills. Strong winds gusting to near 40 mph at times, combined with the snowfall, produced near blizzard conditions during the afternoon of the 9th through the early morning hours on the 10th, in the southwest. Highway 79 from Maverick Junction to Rapid City was closed for thirteen hours during that time. Many accidents were reported over the entire southern portion of the state. Some storm total snowfall amounts include; 16.0 inches near Presho; 11.5 inches in Kennebec; 9.0 inches in Murdo; and 4.0 inches in Timber Lake and near Onida.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 77 (1999) Aberdeen: -3 (1936)
Kennebec: 89 (1999) Kennebec: -7 (1936)
Mobridge: 72 (1917) Mobridge: 4 (1945)
Pierre: 87 (1999) Pierre: 8 (1936)
Sisseton: 77 (2006) Sisseton: 0 (2003)
Timber Lake: 75 (1999) Timber Lake: 0 (2003)
Watertown: 77 (1999) Watertown: 1 (1936)
Wheaton: 77 (1999) Wheaton: 4 (2003)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.30" (1977) Aberdeen: 6.6" (1977)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1977) Kennebec: 8.0" (1985)
Mobridge: 1.14" (1977) Mobridge: 4.6" (1977)
Pierre: 0.94" (1977) Pierre: 6.0" (1985)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1970) Sisseton: 2.0" (1977)
Timber Lake: 0.55" (1977) Timber Lake: 4.5" (1966)
Watertown: 1.50" (1970) Watertown: 2.4" (1983)
Wheaton: 0.98" (1944) Wheaton: 2.0 (1977)"


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