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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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August 8, 1985:

Eight to ten fires were started by lightning in western and central Corson County. A former school house burned south of McIntosh near the Grand River.

August 8, 2010:

Thunderstorms produced damaging winds and flash flooding from heavy rain along and near the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota during the late afternoon of August 8th. Bon Homme and Yankton Counties were among the hardest hit areas. Avon in Bon Homme County, thunderstorm winds caused widespread damage to trees and power lines. The tree damage included large trees uprooted or blown down, and at least two houses were damaged by falling trees. The damage to power lines caused a power outage over the town which lasted about 5 hours. The winds also destroyed a large shed and damaged a camper parked in the shed. In Tyndall, thunderstorm winds of 70 mph caused tree damage, including large trees blown down. The winds also blew down power lines, damaged several small sheds, and tore shingles off roofs. Thunderstorm winds also ripped through Yankton County. Near Napa, thunderstorm winds overturned several campers and caused widespread tree damage, including large trees blown down at a Lewis and Clark Lake campground. A fee collector was injured by tree debris.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1939)
Kennebec: 112 (1936) Kennebec: 45 (1989)
Mobridge: 105 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1939)
Pierre: 108 (1936) Pierre: 47 (1939)
Sisseton: 103 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1904)
Timber Lake: 105 (1936) Timber Lake: 42 (1939)
Watertown: 104 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1904)
Wheaton: 101 (1958) Wheaton: 46 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.34" (1906)
Kennebec: 1.77" (1906)
Mobridge: 0.83" (2002)
Pierre: 0.76" (1948)
Sisseton: 0.66" (1956)
Timber Lake: 1.45" (1943)
Watertown: 3.14" (1987)
Wheaton: 1.25" (2012)


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