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November 21, 1973:

Heavy snow of 4 to 8 inches fell in the northeast and east central counties of South Dakota on the 21st and 22nd. Some snowfall amounts included 5 inches in Highmore; 4 inches at Aberdeen and Eureka; and 3 inches in Conde and Ipswich.

November 21, 1985:

Winds gusting to over 40 mph caused blizzard conditions over the western and central parts of South Dakota on the 21st and 22nd. In addition to the existing snow cover, 1-2 inches of new snow fell and when blown by the wind, reduced visibilities to zero at times. Many roads were drifted shut by the blowing and drifting snow in the western part of the state.

November 21, 2003:

Heavy snow of 6 to 10 inches fell from the late afternoon to the late evening hours on the 21st and into the early morning hours on the 22nd. Some snowfall amounts included 4 inches in Browns Valley, 2S Ashton, and Britton; 5 inches at Timber Lake, Blunt, 6 SE McIntosh, and Pollock; 6 inches at Clark, McLaughlin, 14 NNE Isabel, 17 WSW Fort Pierre and Miller; 7 inches at Castlewood, 1 W Highmore, and 4 NW Onida; and 8 inches north of Goodwin, at Ree Heights, at Eagle Butte, and near Troy. Thirteen inches of snow fell in Watertown.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 66 (1904) Aberdeen: -18 (1964)
Kennebec: 77 (1966) Kennebec: -12 (1900)
Mobridge: 68 (1917) Mobridge: -9 (1929)
Pierre: 74 (1966) Pierre: -5 (1964)
Sisseton: 67 (2001) Sisseton: -12 (1937)
Timber Lake: 67 (1960) Timber Lake: -14 (1929)
Watertown: 63 (2001) Watertown: -11 (1929)
Wheaton: 61 (2001) Wheaton: -7 (1929)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1930 ) Aberdeen: 3.8" (1947)
Kennebec: 0.30" (1947) Kennebec: 3.0" (1947)
Mobridge: 0.13" (1947) Mobridge: 5.0" (1985)
Pierre: 0.23" (2008) Pierre: 3.0" (1947)
Sisseton: 0.72" (1953) Sisseton: 5.0" (1953)
Timber Lake: 0.11" (2003) Timber Lake: 1.5" (2003)
Watertown: 0.38" (1953) Watertown: 8.5" (2003)
Wheaton: 0.81" (1973) Wheaton: 1.0" (1997)"


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