Numerous Record Highs Set Jan 3rd-Jan 6th

 

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Location

Record Temperature

Previous Record

Year

Mobridge, SD

58

57

1962

Sisseton, SD

48

47

1962

 

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Location

Record Temperature

Previous Record

Year

Aberdeen, SD

54

47

1921

Mobridge, SD

57

46

1964

Sisseton, SD

49

47

1987

Watertown, SD

47

45

1987

 

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Location

Record Temperature

Previous Record

Year

Aberdeen, SD

63*

46

1935

Mobridge, SD

55

49

1939

Pierre, SD

66

54

1983

Sisseton, SD

59

47

1984

Watertown, SD

57

43

1958

Kennebec, SD*

70*

56

1940

Timber Lake, SD

58

50

1983

 

Friday, 6 January 2012

Location

Record Temperature

Previous Record

Year

Aberdeen, SD

49

47

1983

Watertown, SD

45

43

1963

Sisseton, SD

48 Tied

48

1933

 

Numerous record high temperatures were broken across central and northeast South Dakota along with west central Minnesota throughout the week.  Some of the records were broken by as much as 12 to 17 degrees and had been held for 80 to 90 years. Aberdeen surpassed their all-time record high for January by 3 degrees with 63 degrees on Thursday, January 5th.  Kennebec tied their all-time record high for January with 70 degrees on January 5th.  One other interesting thing to note is that both Sisseton and Watertown broke their record high on Friday January 6th shortly after midnight.



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