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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 22, 1968:

A late season snow storm affected most of South Dakota, with the heaviest snowfall measuring 18 in. at Eagle Butte. In addition, localized icing damaged utility lines, 40mph winds caused localized blizzard conditions, and some calf losses were reported.

April 22, 2001:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across parts of central and northeast South Dakota during the morning hours. The heavy snow caused many roads to become slushy and difficult to travel. The heavy snow also downed some tree branches. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Ferney, Miller, and Webster; 7 inches at Agar, Mellette, and Twin Brooks; 8 inches at Gettysburg, and 9 inches at Faulkton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1990) Aberdeen: 20 (1956)
Kennebec: 94 (1980) Kennebec: 16 (1954)
Mobridge: 93 (1990) Mobridge: 14 (1927)
Pierre: 90 (1990) Pierre: 21 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1980) Sisseton: 18 (1936)
Timber Lake: 94 (1989) Timber Lake: 15 (1927)
Watertown: 87 (1990) Watertown: 18 (1956)
Wheaton: 98 (1980) Wheaton: 19 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 3.00" (1904) Aberdeen: 4.9" (2001)
Kennebec: 1.61" (1968) Kennebec: 9.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 1.13" (1968) Mobridge: 5.1" (2001)
Pierre: 0.75" (2001) Pierre: 7.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 1.51" (1968) Sisseton: 5.0" (2001)
Timber Lake: 1.87" (1968) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1968)
Watertown: 1.32" (2001) Watertown: 3.5" (1970)
Wheaton: 1.55" (1968) Wheaton: 2.0" (2001)


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