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October 21, 1987:

Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at Valentine, Nebraska, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen, South Dakota. Temperatures warmed rapidly during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland, Kansas warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees.

October 21, 1989:

Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico, Arkansas with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach, Florida with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came to an end, but not before leaving Marquette, Michigan buried under 12.7 inches of snow, a record 24 hour total for October.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 86 (1947) Aberdeen: 9 (1987)
Kennebec: 95 (1947) Kennebec: 13 (1910)
Mobridge: 89 (1947) Mobridge: 10 (1930)
Pierre: 93 (1947) Pierre: 14 (1987)
Sisseton: 82 (1947) Sisseton: 14 (1936)
Timber Lake: 88 (1947) Timber Lake: 12 (1936)
Watertown: 83 (1947) Watertown: 7 (1930)
Wheaton: 83 (1927) Wheaton: 8 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.60" (1906) Aberdeen: 16.0" (1906)
Kennebec: 0.54" (1953) Kennebec: 2.0" (1906)
Mobridge: 0.32" (2008) Mobridge: 1.3" (2002)
Pierre: 0.65" (1953) Pierre: 0.4" (1898)
Sisseton: 0.51" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1953) Timber Lake: 0.5" (1996)
Watertown: 0.52" (1959) Watertown: 2.3" (1951)
Wheaton: 0.68" (2009) Wheaton: 2.5" (2002)


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