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September 23, 1984:

Snow fell from the early morning to the late evening hours across northwest South Dakota bringing more than a foot of snow to some locations. Camp Crook in Harding County reported 14 inches. Amounts between six and twelve inches were common across Harding and Perkins Counties as well as parts of Meade and Butte Counties. Roads in these areas were slushy with icy bridges. The snow covered much of the western third of South Dakota with depths generally an inch or less.

September 23, 2004:

Northeast of Browns Valley during the late afternoon, a tornado touched down and traveled through a cornfield and a farmstead before dissipating. The tornado damaged several sheds and a travel trailer along with toppling a large grain bin. The storm traveled northwest across Lake Traverse and into South Dakota where another tornado touched down south and southwest of Rosholt in Roberts County in the late afternoon. This tornado was stronger and destroyed a house, a mobile home, and a travel trailer. Another house and travel trailer were damaged and a shed was also ripped apart. The tornado also killed three cattle.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1935) Aberdeen: 26 (1983)
Kennebec: 103 (1935) Kennebec: 28 (1989)
Mobridge: 97 (1958) Mobridge: 25 (1942)
Pierre: 97 (2007) Pierre: 29 (1942)
Sisseton: 92 (2007) Sisseton: 30 (1989)
Timber Lake: 97 (1958) Timber Lake: 19 (1926)
Watertown: 95 (1935) Watertown: 23 (1983)
Wheaton: 90 (1958) Wheaton: 27 (1989)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.55" (1977) Aberdeen: 0.1" (1965)
Kennebec: 1.00" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.43" (1941)
Pierre: 1.48" (1977)
Sisseton: 1.05" (2004)
Timber Lake: 1.22" (1977)
Watertown: 2.40" (1977)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2010)


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