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October 29, 1925:

Record cold occurred across the area on this date in 1925. The record lows were 9 at Wheaton, Minnesota, 2 degrees below zero at Watertown, 5 degrees below zero at Aberdeen, 7 degrees below zero southeast of McInstosh, and a frigid late October 19 degrees below zero at Kennebec.

October 29, 1956:

A violent tornado, or series of tornadoes, moved along a path more than 100 miles in length from south of North Platte, Nebraska into Rock County, Nebraska. It was an unusually late occurence so far north and west in the U.S. for such a storm.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 79 (1937) Aberdeen: -5 (1925)
Kennebec: 91 (1933) Kennebec: -19 (1925)
Mobridge: 81 (1950) Mobridge: 2 (1991)
Pierre: 92 (1933) Pierre: 9 (1991)
Sisseton: 80 (1937) Sisseton: 16 (1988)
Timber Lake: 82 (1968) Timber Lake: 4 (1913)
Watertown: 78 (1937) Watertown: -2 (1925)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: 9 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.71" (1996) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1929)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1996) Kennebec: 2.0" (1929)
Mobridge: 1.65" (2004) Mobridge: 2.4" (2003)
Pierre: 0.92" (2004) Pierre: 3.4" (1970)
Sisseton: 1.71" (1996) Sisseton: 0.5" (2002)
Timber Lake: 1.22" (2004) Timber Lake: 3.2" (2003)
Watertown: 2.05" (1956) Watertown: 2.0" (1929)
Wheaton: 1.26" (1996) Wheaton: 2.5" (1929)


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