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October 11, 1987:

More than thirty cities in the Upper Midwest reported record low temperatures for the date, including Waterloo IA and Scottsbluff NE where the mercury dipped to 16 degrees. Tropical Storm Floyd brought heavy rain to southern Florida, moisture from Hurricane Ramon produced heavy rain in southern California, and heavy snow blanketed the mountains of New York State and Vermont.

October 11, 1989:

Much of the nation enjoyed "Indian Summer" type weather. Nine cities in the central U.S. reported record highs for the date as temperatures warmed into the 80s and 90s. Record highs included 90 degrees at Grand Island NE and 97 degrees at Waco TX. Strong winds along a cold front crossing the Northern High Plains Region gusted to 80 mph at Ames Monument WY during the early morning.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 89 (1910) Aberdeen: 16 (1935)
Kennebec: 97 (1910) Kennebec: 14 (1896)
Mobridge: 90 (1943) Mobridge: 19 (1946)
Pierre: 88 (1943) Pierre: 16 (2009)
Sisseton: 84 (1974) Sisseton: 15 (1935)
Timber Lake: 88 (1943) Timber Lake: 14 (2009)
Watertown: 88 (1934) Watertown: 20 (1959)
Wheaton: 87 (1995) Wheaton: 20 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.38" (1961) Aberdeen: 0.2" (2009)
Kennebec: 1.30" (1973)
Mobridge: 1.43" (1973) Mobridge: 1.2" (2009)
Pierre: 1.73" (1973) Pierre: 0.5" (2009)
Sisseton: 0.76" (1947)
Timber Lake: 1.15" (1947)
Watertown: 0.65" (2003) Watertown: 0.5" (2006)
Wheaton: 0.70" (1997)


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