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November 14, 1997:

A strong low pressure system produced snow and blowing snow, creating near whiteout conditions at times. Six inches of snow fell in the Sisseton foothills by Friday evening in Roberts and eastern Marshall Counties. Strong north winds gusting to near 35 mph, combined with the snow, caused visibilities to fall below one half mile at times over a large portion of northeast South Dakota during the evening of the 13th and through the 14th. Classes were cancelled around Summit because of near-whiteout conditions, while classes were delayed for two hours in Britton. Interstate 29 was closed just north of the Grant County line for a time after a semi trailer rolled. Some snowfall amounts include; 6.5 inches in Summit; 6.2 inches in Waubay; 6.0 inches in Roscoe; and 5.0 inches in Sisseton and Wilmot.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 68 (1905) Aberdeen: -15 (1959)
Kennebec: 78 (1942) Kennebec: -23 (1959)
Mobridge: 69 (1939) Mobridge: -18 (1940)
Pierre: 72 (1939) Pierre: -18 (1959)
Sisseton: 69 (1990) Sisseton: -5 (1959)
Timber Lake: 73 (1975) Timber Lake: -12 (1959)
Watertown: 68 (1953) Watertown: -11 (1940)
Wheaton: 68 (1990) Wheaton: -6 (1919)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1895) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1909)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1927) Kennebec: 5.0" (1927)
Mobridge: 0.80" (1928) Mobridge: 2.0" (1973)
Pierre: 0.30" (1956) Pierre: 3.5" (1927)
Sisseton: 0.86" (1947) Sisseton: 4.5" (1997)
Timber Lake: 0.68" (1928) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1913)
Watertown: 0.80" (1909) Watertown: 4.0" (1909)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1951) Wheaton: 2.0 (1997)"


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