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October 28, 1989:

The seasonís first snowfall brought much needed moisture to the Black Hills and portions of western South Dakota as up to nearly a foot of snow fell in the higher elevations. The storms caused motorists a number of problems. A build-up of ice and slush in combination with blowing snow prompted the State Highway Patrol to close portion of Interstate-90 from Rapid City to Wall. Numerous multiple vehicle accidents were reported

October 28, 1993:

Very strong northwest winds gusting to 50 to 60 mph raked South Dakota. In Chamberlain, the high winds knocked over two concrete block was a high school under construction. A new home under construction southwest of DeSmet collapsed in the winds. Reported peak winds included 56 mph at Huron, 55 mph at Rapid City, and 52 mph at Sioux Falls


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 82 (1937) Aberdeen: -6 (1919)
Kennebec: 86 (1937) Kennebec: 2 (1919)
Mobridge: 84 (1937) Mobridge: 9 (1913)
Pierre: 87 (1937) Pierre: 15 (1952)
Sisseton: 82 (1987) Sisseton: 7 (1967)
Timber Lake: 84 (1937) Timber Lake: 10 (1952)
Watertown: 79 (1937) Watertown: 1 (1919)
Wheaton: 74 (1966) Wheaton: -3 (1919)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.02" (1991) Aberdeen: 1.9" (1970)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1991) Kennebec: 2.0" (1971)
Mobridge: 0.47" (1967) Mobridge: 2.0" (1991)
Pierre: 1.60" (1991) Pierre: 2.0" (1971)
Sisseton: 0.75" (1991) Sisseton: 2.0" (1971)
Timber Lake: 1.24" (1991) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1991)
Watertown: 2.05" (2004) Watertown: 2.2" (1971)
Wheaton: 0.52" (1940)


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