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September 14, 1993:

An early freeze and frost hit the state of South Dakota on the 14th and 15th. On the morning of the 14th some low temperatures included 24 degrees at Rapid City, 19 degrees at Camp Crook and Porcupine, and 31 degrees at Pierre. The 24 degree low at Rapid City broke the old record for the date by 10 degrees and was the earliest in the season it has ever been that cold. The airmass had moderated some by the time in hit eastern South Dakota early on the 15th. Some low temperatures on the 15th included, 28 degrees at Brookings, 30 degrees at Watertown, and 32 at Sioux Falls.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1948) Aberdeen: 28 (1949)
Kennebec: 102 (1939) Kennebec: 28 (2007)
Mobridge: 102 (1948) Mobridge: 28 (1949)
Pierre: 102 (1948) Pierre: 31 (1993)
Sisseton: 97 (1969) Sisseton: 32 (1956)
Timber Lake: 102 (1948) Timber Lake: 25 (1993)
Watertown: 96 (1939) Watertown: 32 (1949)
Wheaton: 94 (1969) Wheaton: 31 (1956)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.38" (2001)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1991)
Mobridge: 0.90" (1917)
Pierre: 0.91" (2001)
Sisseton: 1.54" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.00" (2001)
Watertown: 1.11" (2001)
Wheaton: 1.67" (2008)


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