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October 17, 1984:

A snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours at Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of Magna, located ten miles west of Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow at all. The storm was responsible for a fifty vehicle pile-up along Interstate 15 near Farmington UT.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1910) Aberdeen: 15 (1976)
Kennebec: 89 (1940) Kennebec: 10 (1922)
Mobridge: 85 (1914) Mobridge: 12 (1948)
Pierre: 83 (1945) Pierre: 15 (1948)
Sisseton: 86 (1945) Sisseton: 12 (1976)
Timber Lake: 82 (1945) Timber Lake: 9 (1948)
Watertown: 85 (1910) Watertown: 14 (1976)
Wheaton: 82 (1961) Wheaton: 13 (1952)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.17" (1998) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1905)
Kennebec: 0.68" (2007)
Mobridge: 0.62" (1994) Mobridge: 1.0" (1990)
Pierre: 0.94" (2007) Pierre: 2.3" (1990)
Sisseton: 1.67" (1998) Sisseton: 5.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.47" (1998) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1990)
Watertown: 1.19" (1968) Watertown: 5.0" (1905)
Wheaton: 1.75" (1996)


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