October 2012 Drier and Cooler Than Normal

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Aberdeen office of the National Weather Service says the month of October was drier and cooler than normal across central and northeast parts of the state. Average monthly temperatures varied from a half degree to two degrees below normal across the area covered by the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. Central and north central South Dakota had a dry October, with precipitation levels said to be over an inch below normal. Highs for the month ranged from the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s. Lows for the month were in the teens to low 20’s. The warmest day in Pierre was 86 on October 2. The coldest temperature was logged on October 26 when the thermometer dropped to 18. Kennebec’s coldest temperature was 15 degrees on the 6th and the warmest temperature was 87 on the 2nd. In Timber Lake, 80 degrees was noted on October 2 as the highest temp and the lowest temperature was on October 6 and 27th, when the thermometer fell to 17. Precipitation levels varied from .33 at Timber Lake throughout October, which is an inch and .23 lower than normal to .35 at Pierre and Kennebec, which is as much as an inch and a half below normal for both locations. Three inches of snow was logged in Kennebec on the 25th and trace levels were noted in Mobridge and Timber Lake on the 28th.

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