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 27 November 1701 → Anders Celsius, the astronomer who invented the Celsius thermometer scale, was born in Uppsala, Sweden.
 27 November 1703 → The Great Storm of 1703 devastated southern England. Though strong gales buffeted the region from November 24 through December 2, the storm hit its peak on the morning of November 27. Winds to 120 mph blew down chimneys and church steeples, destroyed buildings, and felled countless thousands of trees. Four hundred windmills were shattered.
 27 November 1898 → The SS Portland passenger ship gave the name to the "Portland Gale" after the storm sunk the ship off the coast of Cape Cod, killing all 200 people aboard.
 27 November 1912 → Snow fell across northern Florida, marking one of the few times it has ever snowed there in November.

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February 7, 1994:

Snow falling over the area produced heavy accumulations from central into northeast South Dakota with 11 inches at Kennebec and eight inches at Watertown from the 7th through the 9th. Extreme cold accompanied and followed the snow with low temperatures of 52 below zero at Promise and 45 below zero at Aberdeen on the 9th. Snow accumulation caused a roof to cave in on a drugstore at Bristol. A man died of exposure attempting to walk home near Sioux Falls after his car became stuck in a ditch.

February 7, 2010:

A compact but strong area of low pressure moved from Canada and across the Northern Plains from the 7th through the 9th. A prolonged period of moderate to heavy snow developed over far northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota bringing 6 to 8 inches of snow to the area. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Milbank, Wheaton, and Ortonville; 7 inches at Clear Lake, Sisseton, and Artichoke Lake; 8 inches at Summit, Victor, Wilmot, and Browns Valley.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1987) Aberdeen: -42 (1895)
Kennebec: 70 (1987) Kennebec: -32 (1895)
Mobridge: 62 (1991) Mobridge: -32 (1933)
Pierre: 67 (1987) Pierre: -20 (1936)
Sisseton: 61 (1987) Sisseton: -30 (1933)
Timber Lake: 65 (1963) Timber Lake: -31 (1933)
Watertown: 59 (1987) Watertown: -30 (1914)
Wheaton: 58 (1987) Wheaton: -24 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.41" (1937) Aberdeen: 7.4" (2001)
Kennebec: 0.24" (1908) Kennebec: 5.0" (1994)
Mobridge: 0.23" (1937) Mobridge: 3.6" (2001)
Pierre: 0.60" (2001) Pierre: 10.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.63" (1937) Sisseton: 9.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 0.48" (2001) Timber Lake: 9.0" (2001)
Watertown: 0.25" (2001) Watertown: 7.0" (2001)
Wheaton: 0.17" (1981) Wheaton: 2.0" (1981)


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