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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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December 22, 1988:

Moderate to heavy snow occurred across northeastern South Dakota on the 22nd. Some of the larger amounts measured were 7 inches at Columbia, 6.5 inches at Aberdeen, and 5 inches at Faulkton and Britton.

December 22, 1990:

Strong northwest winds, combined with air temperatures below zero, created wind chills from -40 to -65 degrees F over west central Minnesota early in the day on the 22nd. Air temperatures were generally in the -20 to -25 F range, with afternoon highs around 15 below zero.

December 22, 1993:

Strong northwest winds gusted to 35 miles per hour and caused near-whiteout conditions over a wide area of southwest and west central Minnesota during the late afternoon on the 21st into the early morning of the 22nd. Several car accidents ensued. A 30-year old man was killed when he lost control of his truck and slid into a ditch in the near-blizzard conditions.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 59 (1893) Aberdeen: -28 (1990)
Kennebec: 63 (1982) Kennebec: -29 (1989)
Mobridge: 59 (1954) Mobridge: -30 (1989)
Pierre: 59 (1936) Pierre: -25 (1989)
Sisseton: 52 (1986) Sisseton: -22 (2008)
Timber Lake: 56 (1954) Timber Lake: -34 (1989)
Watertown: 47 (1957) Watertown: -29 (1916)
Wheaton: 51 (1986) Wheaton: -25 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.38" (1988) Aberdeen: 6.5" (1988)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1968) Kennebec: 7.0" (1996)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1916) Mobridge: 4.6" (1969)
Pierre: 0.37" (1988) Pierre: 4.0" (1945)
Sisseton: 0.71" (1968) Sisseton: 9.5" (1969)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (1969) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1969)
Watertown: 0.65" (1968) Watertown: 6.0" (1968)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1968) Wheaton: 5.0" (1968)


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