NWS Says Some Precip and Temperature Records Broken in Central SD

National Weather Service


ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says several records have been set in central parts of the state in the past few days.

According to the Weather Service’s Aberdeen office, a record April snowfall has been recorded at Pierre with 20.8 inches so far this month.  The old record April snowfall was 17.5 inches set back in 1986.

As far as temperatures, a few record lows have been matched or set in Pierre and Mobridge.  Pierre saw a record low of 21 degrees Monday, which tied the old record of 21 set in 1954, and a record low of 16 was set at Pierre this morning, which was a few degrees colder than the old record of 20 set in 1956.  Mobridge dropped to 13 this morning, which was below the old record of 16 set in 1956.  The Weather Service says Pierre also saw a record “coldest high temperature” yesterday.  The thermometer only registered 33 Monday, which broke the old “coldest” record high of 36 degrees, set in 1947.

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