Do you remember what happened on October 1st 1999?

 

With the recent stretch of beautiful early autumn weather in the tri-state area, it's hard to believe we had a significant snowfall on October 1st 13 years ago in 1999. The early snowfall extended across a good part of South Dakota into much of the tri-state area around Sioux Falls. In Sioux Falls, the 2.7 inches official snowfall was the heaviest ever recorded so early in the season. Other previous record early snowfalls for Sioux Falls were 0.9 inch on September 28th 1985, and 5.0 inches on October 8-9th in 1970.

The following snowfall amounts were recorded on October 1st 1999...

8.5 inches at DeSmet and Onida

8 inches at Highmore, Miller, Camp Crook, and Harding

7 inches at Bison, Dupree, and Glad Valley

6 inches near Redig

5.4 inches at Lakefield, MN

5 inches at Brookings and Timber Lake SD, and Lake Wilson MN

4.6 inches at Huron

4.5 inches at Flandreau SD and Marshall MN

4 inches at Milesville and Ludlow

3.9 inches at Pierre

3.4 inches at Colton

3 inches at Worthington MN, Sibley IA, and Arlington and Wentworth SD

2.7 inches at Sioux Falls Airport

2.5 inches at Wessington Springs

2.3 inches at Mobridge and Ralph

2 inches at Spirit Lake IA

1.2 inches at Spencer IA

 



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