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 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 24, 1948:

A significant tornado (F2) moved Northeast from South of Castlewood to near Goodwin. Barns were destroyed on two farms. Also on this day, two other tornadoes were observed in South Dakota. One moved from Turner County on into Minnehaha County, injuring two people. The other touchdown 3 miles Southeast of Sioux Falls, destroying barns and other buildings on the west edge of Brandon.

April 24, 2010:

An EF-4 tornado killed 10 people in 3 Mississippi counties. It injured 146 along its 149 mile track in the span of almost 3 hours. This was the widest tornado in the state’s recorded history (1.75 miles).


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1962) Aberdeen: 17 (1956)
Kennebec: 92 (1962) Kennebec: 19 (1931)
Mobridge: 90 (1962) Mobridge: 18 (1928)
Pierre: 93 (1962) Pierre: 25 (1934)
Sisseton: 91 (1962) Sisseton: 19 (1956)
Timber Lake: 89 (2012) Timber Lake: 20 (1928)
Watertown: 87 (1962) Watertown: 18 (1934)
Wheaton: 91 (2009) Wheaton: 20 (1930)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.29" (2010) Aberdeen: 2.3" (1973)
Kennebec: 1.04" (1929) Kennebec: Trace (1956)
Mobridge: 0.78" (1953) Mobridge: Trace (1967)
Pierre: 1.03" (1990) Pierre: Trace (1990)
Sisseton: 0.95" (1948) Sisseton: 4.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 1.32" (1953) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1965)
Watertown: 1.52" (1953) Watertown: 1.0" (1917)
Wheaton: 1.91" (1937) Wheaton: Trace (1953)


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