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September 28, 1951:

On this day in 1951 in the early morning hours, near record or record cold covered central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Temperatures across the area fell into the upper teens and 20s. Aberdeen recorded a record low of 18 degrees, Kennebec fell to 20 degrees, Pierre dropped to 21 degrees while Timber Lake had a record low of 23 degrees. The overnight low in Mobridge was 23 degrees, 24 degrees at Watertown, and 26 degrees at Sisseton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1905) Aberdeen: 18 (1951)
Kennebec: 99 (1905) Kennebec: 20 (1951)
Mobridge: 88 (1995) Mobridge: 22 (1945)
Pierre: 92 (2000) Pierre: 21 (1951)
Sisseton: 85 (2000) Sisseton: 23 (1942)
Timber Lake: 85 (2000) Timber Lake: 23 (1951)
Watertown: 88 (1897) Watertown: 19 (1942)
Wheaton: 93 (1952) Wheaton: 26 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.07" (1988)
Kennebec: 0.36" (1988) Kennebec: 2.0" (1985)
Mobridge: 0.43" (1971)
Pierre: 0.41" (1988)
Sisseton: 0.81" (1988)
Timber Lake: 0.73" (1971)
Watertown: 0.68" (1983)
Wheaton: 1.65" (1980)


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