Snowstorm across central South Dakota on this date in 1995.

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SOUTH DAKOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
847 PM CDT TUE APR 18 2006

STRONG AND SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE WAS CENTERED NORTH OF MOBRIDGE
NEAR THE NORTH DAKOTA BORDER TUESDAY AFTERNOON. BY FAR THE WORST
WEATHER IN THE RUSHMORE STATE OCCURRED ACROSS THE WEST AND SOUTH
CENTRAL WHERE VERY STRONG WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS AVERAGED 20 TO 45
MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WIND GUSTS TO 46 MPH OCCURRED AT FAITH...49
MPH AT CUSTER AND PHILIP AND 55 MPH AT THE RAPID CITY AIRPORT.
ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AT BUFFALO...AFTERNOON WINDS AVERAGED 50 TO 55
MPH WITH SEVERAL GUSTS BETWEEN 66 AND 69 MPH. IN ADDITION...AREAS OF
LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WERE FALLING BUT AMOUNTS WERE LIGHT OUTSIDE OF
THE BLACK HILLS. ACROSS THE EAST AND NORTH CENTRAL...AFTERNOON SKIES
WERE CLOUDY WITH AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE. WIND SPEEDS ACROSS
THIS AREA WERE CONSIDERABLY LIGHTER...ALTHOUGH SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST
WINDS GUSTED TO 38 MPH AT SISSETON.

24 HOUR PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ENDING EARLY TUESDAY EVENING WERE
HEAVIEST ACROSS THE WEST WITH AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE QUARTER AND ONE
HALF INCH COMMON ACROSS MUCH OF THE PRAIRIES. HEAVIER AMOUNTS
INCLUDE PINE RIDGE WITH 0.42 INCHES...BUFFALO WITH 0.49 INCHES
...MOBRIDGE WITH 0.61 INCHES AND LEMMON WITH 1.09 INCHES. IN AND
NEAR THE BLACK HILLS...SPEARFISH REPORTED 0.85 INCHES AND 3.5 INCHES
OF SNOW AND LEAD HAD 1.46 INCHES ALONG WITH 14.9 INCHES OF SNOW.

AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 50S ACROSS
THE EAST AND NORTH CENTRAL WITH SISSETON THE WARMEST WITH A HIGH OF
61 DEGREES. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 30S
ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND BLACK HILLS...IN THE 40S ACROSS THE
SOUTHWEST AND THE UPPER 40S TO AROUND 50 DEGREES ACROSS THE SOUTH
CENTRAL.

AT 8 PM CDT LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WAS FALLING OVER MUCH OF THE WEST
WHILE THE EAST WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY. SKIES HAD BECOME PARTLY CLOUDY
NEAR SIOUX FALLS AND YANKTON. TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MIDDLE AND
UPPER 30S ACROSS THE WESTERN PRAIRIES...THE LOWER 40S CENTRAL...AND
FROM THE MIDDLE 40S TO AROUND 50 DEGREES ACROSS THE EAST. EXTREMES
WERE FROM 32 DEGREES AT BUFFALO TO 53 DEGREES AT SISSETON. IN THE
BLACK HILLS CUSTER HAD LIGHT SNOW AND 27 DEGREES. WESTERLY WINDS
WERE BLOWING AT SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ACROSS THE
WEST AND CENTRAL. BUFFALO REPORTED NORTHWEST WINDS AT 53 GUSTING TO
62 MPH. SOUTHWEST WINDS ACROSS THE EAST AVERAGED 10 TO 15 MPH WITH
GUSTS OVER 20 MPH AT MITCHELL AND YANKTON.

ON THIS DATE IN 1955 ALEXANDRIA RECEIVED 2.58 INCHES OF RAINFALL AND
MITCHELL 3.29 INCHES.

ON THIS DATE IN 1985 TEMPERATURES PEAKED IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 90S
ACROSS SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES
FROM THAT AFTERNOON INCLUDE...

92 DEGREES AT ARMOUR...FORESTBURG...MITCHELL AND SIOUX FALLS
93 DEGREES AT ACADEMY...MARION...PICKSTOWN...TYNDALL AND WAGNER
94 DEGREES AT CENTERVILLE...GREGORY...MENNO AND YANKTON
95 DEGREES AT VERMILLION

ON THIS DATE IN 1995 MUCH OF CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA WAS IN THE MIDST
OF A THREE DAY SNOWSTORM THAT DUMPED FROM ONE TO TWO PLUS FEET OF
THE WHITE STUFF. SNOW TOTALS FROM THIS STORM INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
SITES...

10 INCHES AT MISSION
12 INCHES AT BONESTEEL
15 INCHES AT ACADEMY
16 INCHES AT MURDO AND PRESHO
18 INCHES AT CHAMBERLAIN AND FAULKTON
22 INCHES AT HARROLD AND HIGHMORE
23 INCHES AT KENNEBEC
29.5 INCHES AT WINNER

THIS STORM WAS THE THIRD SNOWSTORM IN LESS THAN A MONTH TO EFFECT
THE AREA. FROM MARCH 26TH TO APRIL 19TH...1995 MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA RECEIVED 4 TO 5 PLUS FEET OF SNOW! SELECTED SNOW TOTALS
DURING THIS TIME INCLUDE...

KENNEBEC WITH 48 INCHES
ACADEMY AND CHAMBERLAIN WITH 49.5 INCHES
MURDO WITH 53 INCHES
HARROLD WITH 54 INCHES
WINNER WITH 63.5 INCHES
HIGHMORE WITH 65 INCHES


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SHEEHAN








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