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October 4, 2005:

A strong low pressure system developed over the Central Rockies and moved through the Northern Plains, bringing heavy snow to much of the northern Black Hills and far northwest South Dakota. Precipitation started as rain during the day and changed over to snow during the late afternoon and early evening, mixed with freezing rain and sleet. Heavy snow fell during the night and ended in the morning. Snowfall amounts were generally in the 6 to 12 inch range, with locally heavier amounts across northern and western Harding County. The heavy, wet snow resulted in many downed trees, large branches, and power lines. This caused numerous power outages and some minor property damage. A few locations had some of the highest daily snowfall amounts ever recorded in October. Camp Crook received 12 inches of snow, which tied for the daily record for snow in October. Redig also tied its record for most snowfall in one day for October with 9 inches. Lemmon had its second highest daily total snowfall for October (6.5 inches). Bison received 6 inches, which was tied for the 3rd highest daily total in October. Spearfish tied for the 8th highest daily snow total for October with 7 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 93 (1975) Aberdeen: 13 (1894)
Kennebec: 101 (1922) Kennebec: 20 (1935)
Mobridge: 94 (1963) Mobridge: 20 (1952)
Pierre: 94 (1947) Pierre: 25 (1988)
Sisseton: 88 (1975) Sisseton: 21 (1935)
Timber Lake: 92 (1963) Timber Lake: 20 (1952)
Watertown: 90 (1922) Watertown: 16 (1935)
Wheaton: 87 (1922) Wheaton: 25 (1988)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.98" (1926)
Kennebec: 2.08" (1951)
Mobridge: 1.60" (1915)
Pierre: 2.14" (1926)
Sisseton: 1.62" (1951)
Timber Lake: 1.82" (1951)
Watertown: 1.28" (1946)
Wheaton: 1.15" (1969)


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