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October 30, 1943:

Snow fell across much of central and north central South Dakota on this date in 1943. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 7 inches occurred. Snowfall amounts included, 2 inches at Timber Lake, 4 inches at Murdo, 5 inches at Mobridge, and 7 inches at Kennebec and Pierre.

October 30, 1950:

Much above normal temperatures occurred across the entire area of central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Record highs were mostly in the 80s across the area. The records were 78 degrees at Sisseton, 80 degrees at Wheaton, 85 degrees at Watertown and Aberdeen, 86 degrees at Mobridge, 88 degrees at Pierre, and a hot 91 degrees at Kennebec.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 85 (1950) Aberdeen: 8 (1991)
Kennebec: 91 (1950) Kennebec: 5 (1991)
Mobridge: 86 (1950) Mobridge: 1 (1991)
Pierre: 88 (1950) Pierre: 6 (1991)
Sisseton: 78 (1950) Sisseton: 9 (1984)
Timber Lake: 86 (1968) Timber Lake: -6 (1991)
Watertown: 85 (1950) Watertown: 3 (1925)
Wheaton: 80 (1950) Wheaton: 8 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1896)
Kennebec: 0.79" (1971) Kennebec: 7.0" (1943)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1947) Mobridge: 5.0" (1943)
Pierre: 0.62" (1943) Pierre: 7.0" (1943)
Sisseton: 1.11" (1971) Sisseton: 5.0" (1932)
Timber Lake: 0.68" (1948) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1951)
Watertown: 1.91" (1977) Watertown: 4.0" (1932)
Wheaton: 1.50" (1971) Wheaton: 6.0" (1951)


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