Extreme heat across South Dakota on this date in 1934

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SOUTH DAKOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
838 PM CDT SUN MAY 28 2006

A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT MOVED ACROSS THE PRAIRIES WEST OF THE JAMES
RIVER VALLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...REACHING AN ABERDEEN...GREGORY LINE
AT 5 PM CDT. LOW LEVEL CLOUDINESS LINGERED MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON
NEAR AND NORTHWEST OF MOBRIDGE...WHILE THE REST OF THE STATE WAS
SUNNY. AFTER 430 PM MDT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE
BLACK HILLS. AFTER 530 PM MDT THUNDERSTORMS INTENSIFIED TO SEVERE
LEVELS WITH NICKEL SIZE HAIL SOUTHEAST OF PRINGLE AND WIND GUSTS TO
60 MPH AT EDGEMONT. HEAVY RAINS WERE ALSO OCCURRING IN THE STRONGER
STORMS WITH 1.17 INCHES MEASURED AT CUSTER THROUGH 7 PM MDT.

AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 90S
ACROSS MUCH OF THE EAST WITH UPPER 90S NEAR AND WEST OF THE JAMES
RIVER VALLEY FROM MITCHELL SOUTHWARD. WAGNER HIT 100 DEGREES FOR THE
HOTTEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN THE STATE. HIGHS WERE IN THE UPPER
80S ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND WEST OF ABERDEEN...AND IN THE LOWER
AND MIDDLE 80S ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTH CENTRAL AND WESTERN
PRAIRIES. THE FAR NORTHWEST HAD HIGHS IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 70S
WITH BUFFALO RECORDING A HIGH OF 74 DEGREES. THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
OF THE BLACK HILLS HAD HIGHS IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 70S.

SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WINDS BLEW AT 15 TO 30 MPH ACROSS THE EAST WITH
GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH AT ABERDEEN AND NEAR I-29. ACROSS THE
CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST...AFTERNOON WINDS AVERAGED 15 TO 25 MPH FROM
THE NORTHWEST AND WEST. NEAR PINE RIDGE THE WIND DIRECTION FAVORED A
NORTHEAST AND EAST DIRECTION AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

AT 8 PM CDT THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED NEAR THE WESTERN BORDER.
STRONGEST STORMS WERE LOCATED SOUTH OF RAPID CITY NEAR HERMOSA AND
NORTHWEST OF OELRICHS. SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLEAR ELSEWHERE.
TEMPERATURES VARIED FROM THE 80S ACROSS THE EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
...AND THE 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST AND NORTH CENTRAL. EXTREMES
WERE FROM 68 DEGREES AT BUFFALO TO 91 DEGREES AT YANKTON. IN THE
BLACK HILLS CUSTER HAD LIGHT RAIN AND 48 DEGREES. WINDS CONTINUED
FROM THE SOUTH AT 15 TO 25 MPH ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST AND NEAR
BROOKINGS. THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE HAD A NORTHWEST OR NORTH WIND
AT 7 TO 14 MPH.

THIS DATE IN 1934 WAS UNSEASONABLY HOT WITH MUCH OF SOUTH DAKOTA
RECORDING HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER. HIGH
TEMPERATURES FROM THAT AFTERNOON INCLUDE...

96 DEGREES AT RAPID CITY
98 DEGREES AT HOT SPRINGS...PINE RIDGE AND SIOUX FALLS
99 DEGREES AT TYNDALL
100 DEGREES AT CENTERVILLE...LUDLOW AND NEWELL
101 DEGREES AT BROOKINGS...CASTLEWOOD...FLANDREAU...IPSWICH...
    MILBANK...OELRICHS...ONIDA...WENTWORTH AND YANKTON
102 DEGREES AT ABERDEEN...ALEXANDRIA...BISON...LONG VALLEY AND
    WATERTOWN
103 DEGREES AT ARMOUR...BELLE FOURCHE...BRITTON...CLARK...FAULKTON
    ...GREGORY...HIGHMORE...LEMMON...MARION...MELLETTE...MILLER AND
    WAGNER
104 DEGREES AT GETTYSBURG...HURON AND WINNER
105 DEGREES AT ACADEMY...COTTONWOOD...FAITH...HOWARD...PIERRE AND
    MCINTOSH
106 DEGREES AT MENNO
107 DEGREES AT DUPREE...EUREKA...HILLAND...MITCHELL...MURDO...
    WHITE LAKE AND WOOD
108 DEGREES AT FORESTBURG...KENNEBEC...MOBRIDGE...POLLOCK AND
    REDFIELD
109 DEGREES AT GANN VALLEY
110 DEGREES AT SISSETON

SNOW FELL ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA ON THIS DATE IN 1947. AN
INCH FELL AT GREGORY AND MENNO...AND 4 INCHES AT PINE RIDGE AND
VERMILLION. ON THIS SAME DAY...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT FAIRBANKS
ALASKA WAS 90 DEGREES!.

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