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October 9, 1964:

Record cold occurred on this day in 1964 across parts of central and northeast South Dakota with temperatures falling into the mid teens to around 20 degrees at many locations. Sisseton had a record low of 20 degrees, Watertown had a record low of 16 degrees, with Kennebec recording the lowest temperature of 13 degrees on this day in 1964. Although not a record low, Aberdeen fell to 14 degrees.

October 9, 1980:

On this day in 1980, very warm air streamed across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota with highs mostly in the 80s. Record highs were established at Watertown with 86 degrees, and at both Wheaton and Sisseton with 87 degrees. One of the warmest temperatures across the area was 89 degrees at Kennebec.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 86 (1910) Aberdeen: 14 (1964)
Kennebec: 93 (1928) Kennebec: 13 (1964)
Mobridge: 87 (2003) Mobridge: 21 (1956)
Pierre: 89 (2003) Pierre: 22 (1993)
Sisseton: 87 (1980) Sisseton: 20 (1964)
Timber Lake: 86 (1955) Timber Lake: 16 (1993)
Watertown: 86 (1980) Watertown: 16 (1964)
Wheaton: 87 (1980) Wheaton: 15 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.59" (2001) Aberdeen: 0.2" (2009)
Kennebec: 2.00" (1982)
Mobridge: 2.01" (1982) Mobridge: Trace (1932)
Pierre: 2.26" (1982)
Sisseton: 1.73" (1982)
Timber Lake: 2.10" (1982)
Watertown: 1.51" (1982) Watertown: 1.0" (1970)
Wheaton: 1.04" (1947)


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