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 29 August 1965 → Mount Washington, NH reported 2.5 inches of snow -- a national record for the month of August.
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October 31, 1979:

A narrow band of heavy wet snow developed around midnight from Winner to Leola and produced from three to six inches of snow before ending in the afternoon of 31st. The wet snow stuck to power poles and combined with 30 to 50 mph winds broke up to 600 poles. Estimated damage around 400,000 dollars. The counties affected were Tripp, Lyman, Buffalo, Hyde, Hand, Faulk, and Edmunds Counties.

October 31, 1991:

A blizzard swept through southeastern South Dakota, dropping over 16 inches of snow in places. The snow combined with winds gusting to 60 mph at times, thus producing blizzard conditions. Interstates 29 and 90, as well as most other roads east and south of Sioux Falls were closed. There were hundreds of traffic accidents in the Sioux Falls area alone. The hospital emergency rooms were swamped with victims of automobile accidents and injuries sustained while shoveling heavy snow. Two men died from heart problems while shoveling the snow.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 78 (1933) Aberdeen: 8 (2006)
Kennebec: 85 (1990) Kennebec: 4 (1913)
Mobridge: 77 (1944) Mobridge: 5 (1991)
Pierre: 85 (1990) Pierre: 4 (1991)
Sisseton: 81 (1933) Sisseton: 11 (1991)
Timber Lake: 77 (1999) Timber Lake: 0 (1991)
Watertown: 78 (1933) Watertown: 10 (1930)
Wheaton: 81 (1950) Wheaton: 7 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (1943) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1943)
Kennebec: 0.90" (1979) Kennebec: 5.5" (1929)
Mobridge: 0.86" (1929) Mobridge: 7.0" (1929)
Pierre: 0.58" (1979) Pierre: 2.6" (1989)
Sisseton: 1.50" (1979) Sisseton: 4.0" (1943)
Timber Lake: 0.49" (1943) Timber Lake: 2.5" (1929)
Watertown: 1.06" (1940) Watertown: 5.0" (1969)
Wheaton: 2.06" (1979) Wheaton: 1.5" (1995)


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