This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 27 February 1717 → "The Great Snow of 1717," New England's legendary snowstorm, consisted of four storms from today until the 7th of March. The storms killed 95 percent of New England's deer population.
 27 February 1984 → A severe winter storm spread blizzard conditions across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on the 27th and 28th. 24 inches of snow fell in the Vichy/Rolla area in Missouri. 22 inches was reported in southern Illinois. Winds frequently gusted to 50 mph. Interstate 65 was impassable for several days due to extensive drifting of the snow in Indiana. Thunderstorms were reported which added to the heavy snow amounts.
 27 February 2007 → The world record for 96-hour rainfall was set: 191.70 inches at Cratere Commerson, La Reunion.

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April 17, 1996:

Severe thunderstorms in Jones and Lyman Counties, during the evening hours, resulted in wind gusts up to 60mph in Murdo and Kennebec.

April 17, 2006:

A strong spring storm moved across the Northern and Central Plains, bringing precipitation and very strong northwest winds. Sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph, with gusts around 70 mph, were felt across a large portion of western South Dakota for more than 24 hours as the storm slowly crossed the region.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 87 (1915) Aberdeen: 10 (1953)
Kennebec: 88 (1958) Kennebec: 12 (1990)
Mobridge: 86 (1915) Mobridge: 10 (1953)
Pierre: 87 (1987) Pierre: 17 (1953)
Sisseton: 86 (1985) Sisseton: 11 (1953)
Timber Lake: 87 (1948) Timber Lake: 11 (1953)
Watertown: 83 (1987) Watertown: 12 (1953)
Wheaton: 88 (1985) Wheaton: 13 (1953)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.78" (1917) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1910)
Kennebec: 1.12" (1896) Kennebec: 4.0" (1930)
Mobridge: 0.95" (1978) Mobridge: 3.8" (1978)
Pierre: 1.17" (1978) Pierre: 1.3" (1978)
Sisseton: 1.18" (1967) Sisseton: 2.0" (2003)
Timber Lake: 0.75" (1918) Timber Lake: 7.5" (2011)
Watertown: 1.04" (1975) Watertown: 1.0" (1978)
Wheaton: 0.60" (1966) Wheaton: 5.0" (2003)


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