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May 9-11, 2015 featured a powerful spring low pressure system the wreaked havoc across South Dakota. Western and central parts of the state experienced heavy snow, eastern parts severe hail, and most everyone recieved very heavy and beneficial rainfall that put a dent in the drought. A few records were even set on May 10th for daily rainfall: Watertown with 1.38" (1.27" in 1936), Mobridge with 2.48" (0.86" in 1956), and Pierre with 1.52" (0.92" in 2010). Pierre also tied a record for most snow on the 10th - a trace. The same area that experienced thunderstorms and hail on the 10th observed a period of snow the very next morning! Below are several images that depict more of the details.