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November 11, 1982:

Wet snow and winds gusting to over 50 mph snapped almost a thousand power lines and poles. Snowfall amounts were generally 4 to 6 inches but ranged to nearly a foot or more in Brookings County. Wind Gusts of 75 mph were recorded in McCook County. Several semi trucks jack knifed on ice covered roads and numerous other automobile accidents were also reported.

November 11, 2000:

Heavy snow of 6 to 14 inches fell across central and northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota on November 11th and 12th, causing extensive driving difficulties throughout the region. Many vehicles became stuck in the snow or slid into ditches. There were also several accidents and many events were cancelled. Some snowfall amounts include; 14.0 inches in Miller; 13.8 inches near Mellette; 12.5 inches in Highmore; 11.5 inches near Iona; 11 inches in Wilmot; 10 inches in Aberdeen, near Bryant, and Artichoke Lake MN; 9.5 inches in Clark; and 9.0 inches in Clear Lake, near Onida, and Webster.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 68 (1937) Aberdeen: -8 (1966)
Kennebec: 76 (2005) Kennebec: -13 (1986)
Mobridge: 71 (2005) Mobridge: -6 (1911)
Pierre: 74 (1937) Pierre: -8 (1986)
Sisseton: 68 (1937) Sisseton: 2 (1950)
Timber Lake: 70 (2005) Timber Lake: -6 (1986)
Watertown: 67 (2005) Watertown: -6 (1966)
Wheaton: 72 (1954) Wheaton: -2 (1986)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1915) Aberdeen: 4.3" (2000)
Kennebec: 0.80" (1919) Kennebec: 8.0" (1919)
Mobridge: 0.10" (2000) Mobridge: 1.5" (2000)
Pierre: 0.21" (2000) Pierre: 4.0" (2000)
Sisseton: 0.60" (1932) Sisseton: 6.0" (1932)
Timber Lake: 0.12" (1979) Timber Lake: 2.0" (2000)
Watertown: 0.79" (1949) Watertown: 4.0" (2000)
Wheaton: 0.65" (1970) Wheaton: 3.0 (2002)"


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