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September 22, 1936:

Abnormally warm conditions brought record temperatures to much of central and northeast South Dakota along with west central Minnesota on this day in 1936. Temperatures rose into the upper 90s and lower 100s during the afternoon hours. Pierre and Watertown set record highs of 99 degrees. Mobridge and Sisseton warmed to record highs of 101 degrees. Finally, Kennebec and Aberdeen rose to record highs of 102 and 103 degrees, respectively.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1936) Aberdeen: 20 (1995)
Kennebec: 102 (1936) Kennebec: 22 (1995)
Mobridge: 101 (1936) Mobridge: 25 (1947)
Pierre: 99 (1936) Pierre: 21 (1995)
Sisseton: 101 (1936) Sisseton: 23 (1974)
Timber Lake: 95 (2007) Timber Lake: 22 (1995)
Watertown: 99 (1936) Watertown: 21 (1974)
Wheaton: 98 (1922) Wheaton: 26 (1974)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.20" (1901)
Kennebec: 1.34" (1910)
Mobridge: 0.74" (2006)
Pierre: 0.80" (2004)
Sisseton: 1.72" (1968)
Timber Lake: 1.30" (2006)
Watertown: 1.13" (2004)
Wheaton: 1.05" (1968)


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