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September 24, 1986:

Thunderstorm high winds along with several tornados brought damage to parts of western and central South Dakota from the late evening in the morning hours of the 25th. Winds were estimated up to 80 mph. Many trees and power poles were downed along with damage to many buildings. The tornadoes occurred near Newell, east of Cedar Butte, west of Murdo, 20 miles northwest of Pierre, and northwest of Ridgeview in Dewey County.

September 24, 1992:

South winds gusting to 50 to 55 mph across northeast South Dakota during the day toppled several trees and light poles. In Aberdeen, a front window was blown out of a store.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1935) Aberdeen: 23 (2000)
Kennebec: 94 (1935) Kennebec: 19 (1893)
Mobridge: 93 (1992) Mobridge: 24 (1942)
Pierre: 92 (1990) Pierre: 25 (2000)
Sisseton: 96 (1935) Sisseton: 26 (2002)
Timber Lake: 91 (1992) Timber Lake: 22 (1942)
Watertown: 91 (1935) Watertown: 24 (1942)
Wheaton: 90 (2007) Wheaton: 28 (1931)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.15" (1934)
Kennebec: 0.90" (1931) Kennebec: 2.0" (1912)
Mobridge: 0.58" (1986)
Pierre: 0.85" (1973)
Sisseton: 1.40" (1934)
Timber Lake: 1.75" (1915)
Watertown: 2.93" (1934)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1934)


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