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November 13, 1985:

Snowfall of 4 to 8 inches spread from the southwest part of South Dakota on the morning of the 13th to the northeast part of the state by early morning on the 14th. Winds gusted to 35 mph in the western half of the state and produced considerable blowing and drifting snow, which greatly reduced visibilities. The snowfall caused many accidents, including a four vehicle pileup that occurred three miles east of De Smet in Kingsbury County, during the afternoon of the 13th. Some snowfall amounts include; 7.0 inches in Britton; 5.5 inches in Timber Lake and 5.0 inches in Leola.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 69 (1999) Aberdeen: -11 (1919)
Kennebec: 76 (1990) Kennebec: -12 (1919)
Mobridge: 70 (1953) Mobridge: -17 (1940)
Pierre: 79 (1990) Pierre: -11 (1986)
Sisseton: 71 (1939) Sisseton: -7 (1940)
Timber Lake: 70 (1939) Timber Lake: -18 (1940)
Watertown: 69 (1999) Watertown: -9 (1986)
Wheaton: 69 (1999) Wheaton: -6 (1986)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.70" (1922) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1922) Kennebec: 7.0" (1922)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1985) Mobridge: 3.0" (1985)
Pierre: 0.84" (1922) Pierre: 4.2" (1909)
Sisseton: 0.98" (1993) Sisseton: 7.8" (1993)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1985) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1985)
Watertown: 0.50" (1922) Watertown: 4.0" (1922)
Wheaton: 0.97" (1993) Wheaton: 3.0 (1922)"


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