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 27 November 1701 → Anders Celsius, the astronomer who invented the Celsius thermometer scale, was born in Uppsala, Sweden.
 27 November 1703 → The Great Storm of 1703 devastated southern England. Though strong gales buffeted the region from November 24 through December 2, the storm hit its peak on the morning of November 27. Winds to 120 mph blew down chimneys and church steeples, destroyed buildings, and felled countless thousands of trees. Four hundred windmills were shattered.
 27 November 1898 → The SS Portland passenger ship gave the name to the "Portland Gale" after the storm sunk the ship off the coast of Cape Cod, killing all 200 people aboard.
 27 November 1912 → Snow fell across northern Florida, marking one of the few times it has ever snowed there in November.

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April 13, 1995:

Flooding, resulting from snowmelt from the two major snowstorms in April and saturated soils, caused extensive road damage and inundation. This caused several road closings and numerous flooded basements in many counties. In addition, many lakes were overfull in Day and Campbell Counties. Flooded farmland caused severe delays in small grain planting. Spink, Sully, McPherson, and Brown Counties were declared disasters.

April 13, 2010:

Very strong south winds developed over central and northeast South Dakota in the early afternoon and continued into the early evening hours. South winds of 30 to 50 mph with gusts to near 70 mph caused some structural and shingle damage across the area. In Presho, the chamber sign was blown down with a carport tipped and damaged. A pickup on Interstate-90 lost a camper to the high winds. The high winds, combined with lowered humidity and dry fuels, helped fan several grassland fires across the region. The largest fire was started from a downed power line in Campbell County near the town of Glenham. The fire grew to be five miles long by two miles wide and traveled eight miles before it was brought under control. Almost 6000 acres were burned with nearly 20 fire departments dispatched

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (2003) Aberdeen: 13 (1950)
Kennebec: 91 (2003) Kennebec: 12 (1909)
Mobridge: 93 (2003) Mobridge: 13 (1957)
Pierre: 92 (2003) Pierre: 16 (1950)
Sisseton: 89 (2003) Sisseton: 19 (1939)
Timber Lake: 89 (2003) Timber Lake: 14 (1957)
Watertown: 85 (2003) Watertown: 6 (1950)
Wheaton: 90 (2003) Wheaton: 15 (1950)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 3.65" (1912) Aberdeen: 4.7" (1986)
Kennebec: 1.33" (1941) Kennebec: 2.0" (1983)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1967) Mobridge: 11.8" (1970)
Pierre: 1.12" (1906) Pierre: 5.2" (1906)
Sisseton: 3.66" (1912) Sisseton: 2.0" (1970)
Timber Lake: 0.66" (1968) Timber Lake: 9.0" (1970)
Watertown: 1.02" (1927) Watertown: 3.0" (1928)
Wheaton: 1.56" (1964) Wheaton: 5.0" (1928) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.