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October 15, 1987:

Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34 degrees at Montgomery, Alambama was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 34 degrees at Parkersburg West Virginia marked their third straight morning of record cold.

October 15, 1992:

Snow fell throughout the day across the north central and northwest part of the state with 2 to 7 inches occurring.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1958) Aberdeen: 18 (1992)
Kennebec: 94 (1958) Kennebec: 20 (1970)
Mobridge: 87 (1958) Mobridge: 24 (1970)
Pierre: 90 (1965) Pierre: 23 (1976)
Sisseton: 90 (1958) Sisseton: 10 (1937)
Timber Lake: 85 (1964) Timber Lake: 20 (1966)
Watertown: 88 (1958) Watertown: 19 (1992)
Wheaton: 89 (1958) Wheaton: 20 (1992)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.61" (1957) Aberdeen: 1.2" (1992)
Kennebec: 1.02" (1911)
Mobridge: 1.86" (1980) Mobridge: 2.3" (1992)
Pierre: 2.39" (1980)
Sisseton: 1.50" (1998) Sisseton: 1.2" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1980) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1992)
Watertown: 2.20" (1899) Watertown: 0.1" (1992)
Wheaton: 1.70" (1984) Wheaton: 1.0" (1985)


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