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October 2, 1971:

Heavy wet snow of over a foot fell in the northern Black Hills. The heavy snow was accompanied by strong winds which caused extensive damage to trees and utility lines. The power company said it was one of the worst storms they had experienced.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1910) Aberdeen: 17 (1974)
Kennebec: 96 (1997) Kennebec: 20 (1999)
Mobridge: 90 (1914) Mobridge: 21 (2004)
Pierre: 98 (1997) Pierre: 25 (1999)
Sisseton: 93 (1953) Sisseton: 14 (1974)
Timber Lake: 91 (1997) Timber Lake: 20 (1999)
Watertown: 88 (1953) Watertown: 18 (1974)
Wheaton: 95 (1953) Wheaton: 16 (1974)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.02" (1941) Aberdeen: 0.5" (1950)
Kennebec: 1.00" (1941)
Mobridge: 0.79" (1994) Mobridge: 0.8" (1950)
Pierre: 0.95" (1941) Pierre: 1.5" (1999)
Sisseton: 0.80" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.78" (1971) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.60" (1950)
Wheaton: 1.49" (2009)


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