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November 2019 was one of the snowiest Novembers for several stations around the Black Hills region. Stations that had some of the highest snowfall on record are listed below.

Station Nov Snow (inches) Rank Record (amount & year)
Bison 16.0 2 18.0 / 2008
Dupree 16.1 2 27.0 / 1985
Ft Meade 16.5 4 22.0 / 1978
Interior (Badlands Nat'l Park) 9.3 6 17.6 / 1985
Milesville 15.5 3 33.7 / 1985
Mount Rushmore 12.6 8 30.0 / 1985
Newcastle 13.0 5 (tied)  21.0 / 1985
Newell 19.0 2 31.0 ./ 1985
Opal 9.0 8 26.0 / 1985
Pactola 18.6 4 32.0 / 1956
Rapid City NWS (downtown) 26.0 1 22.4 / 2003 *
Sundance 24.4 4 36.2 / 1929


* The NWS office at Rapid City Regional Airport measured 33.6" of snow in November 1985.

In addition, the fall (months of September, October, November) also had top ten highest snowfall.

Station Fall Snow (inches) Rank Record (amount & year)
Bison 25.0 1 (tied) 25.0 / 2013
Dupree 23.1 2 27.0 / 1985
Ft Meade 26.1 2 33.1 / 2013
Hot Springs 15.7 5 23.5 / 1919
Interior (Badlands Nat'l Park) 15.0 3 25.0 / 2013
Lemmon 20.0 4 28.3 / 1986
Milesville 23.5 4 33.7 / 1985
Mission 14S 13.0 7 39.0 / 1985
Mount Rushmore 26.2 3 35.5 / 1985
Newell 25.1 3 31.0 ./ 1985
Opal 15.0 3 26.0 / 1985
Pactola 34.1 2 51.8 / 2013
Rapid City NWS (downtown) 33.8 1 29.8 / 2013 *
Spearfish 29.1 7 76.9 / 1919
Sundance 34.4 3 38.7 / 1929
Wood 16.0 8 28.0 / 1920


* The NWS office at Rapid City Regional Airport measured 35.6" of snow in the fall of 1985.