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September 18, 2000:

Late September near record or record heat occurred across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Aberdeen, Kennebec, Pierre, and Wheaton all set record highs for the day. Aberdeen and Wheaton set record highs of 95 degrees. Kennebec rose to a record high of 99 degrees while Pierre rose to 104 degrees on this day in 2000. Some of the near record highs occurred at Timber Lake and Mobridge with 92 degrees and 97 degrees, respectively.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (2000) Aberdeen: 22 (1896)
Kennebec: 99 (2000) Kennebec: 27 (1918)
Mobridge: 100 (1933) Mobridge: 28 (1991)
Pierre: 104 (2000) Pierre: 30 (1991)
Sisseton: 94 (1998) Sisseton: 30 (1902)
Timber Lake: 100 (1914) Timber Lake: 29 (1971)
Watertown: 92 (1984) Watertown: 23 (1929)
Wheaton: 95 (2000) Wheaton: 21 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.64" (1988)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1946)
Mobridge: 1.82" (1946)
Pierre: 1.16" (1946)
Sisseton: 0.76" (1977)
Timber Lake: 1.55" (1996)
Watertown: 1.41" (1957)
Wheaton: 0.88" (2003)


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