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 27 August 1881 → A Category 3 hurricane made landfall near Savannah, GA and is estimated to have killed about 700 people.
 27 August 1893 → A Category 3 (possibly Category 4) hurricane slammed into Savannah, GA with a 16 foot storm surge. It is estimated that one to two thousand people were killed.
 27 August 1964 → Miami took a direct hit from Hurricane Cleo. Winds gusted to 135 mph, while the hurricane caused $125 million in damage. Hurricane Hunter flights through the storm were so turbulent that one airman was injured to the point that he was unable to fly again. It was the first direct hit on Miami in 14 years.
 27 August 1971Tropical Storm Doria swept directly over New York City, flooding subways in the Big Apple.
 27 August 1973 → Canada's largest hailstone, 4.5" in diameter, fell on Cedoux, Saskatchewan.

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April 14, 1991:

Thawing ice on top of a television tower fell onto buildings below in Garden City, Clark County. The ice had accrued during a freezing rain event on the 11th and 12th. No one was injured, but damage estimates ranged from $35,000-$40,000.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 86 (1942) Aberdeen: 9 (1928)
Kennebec: 89 (1942) Kennebec: 7 (1928)
Mobridge: 92 (1942) Mobridge: 8 (1928)
Pierre: 90 (1942) Pierre: 17 (1986)
Sisseton: 84 (1942) Sisseton: 19 (1905)
Timber Lake: 90 (1942) Timber Lake: 7 (1928)
Watertown: 89 (2003) Watertown: -5 (1928)
Wheaton: 88 (2003) Wheaton: 9 (1928)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.77" (1986) Aberdeen: 4.1" (1986)
Kennebec: 1.44" (1919) Kennebec: 5.0" (1986)
Mobridge: 1.20" (1912) Mobridge: 5.0" (1986)
Pierre: 1.34" (1986) Pierre: 13.4" (1986)
Sisseton: 2.66" (1986) Sisseton: 2.0" (1968)
Timber Lake: 1.17" (1930) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1986)
Watertown: 3.25" (1912) Watertown: 4.0" (1947)
Wheaton: 2.00" (1986) Wheaton: 3.0" (1961)


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