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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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February 15, 1969:

Heavy snow along with winds to 15 to 25 mph caused blowing and drifting snow which closed many roads. The heaviest snow fell in the southeast part of the state where up to one and half feet of snow was reported.

February 15, 1990:

Heavy snow developed across southwest South Dakota early on the 15th and moved slowly across the state before ending early on the 16th. A narrow band of 10 to 12 inches accumulated in central South Dakota from Pierre to near Huron. Lesser amounts of 3 to 6 inches fell north and south of the heavy snow band. Some of the heavier snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, 10 inches Pierre, and 12 inches at Huron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (1921) Aberdeen: -35 (1939)
Kennebec: 68 (1921) Kennebec: -27 (2007)
Mobridge: 58 (1934) Mobridge: -36 (1936)
Pierre: 61 (2011) Pierre: -24 (1936)
Sisseton: 51 (1981) Sisseton: -31 (1936)
Timber Lake: 56 (1931) Timber Lake: -37 (1936)
Watertown: 60 (1931) Watertown: -30 (1936)
Wheaton: 59 (1921) Wheaton: -21 (1958)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1910) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1990)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1967) Kennebec: 8.0" (1990)
Mobridge: 0.30" (1911) Mobridge: 5.0" (1986)
Pierre: 0.35" (1990) Pierre: 8.5" (1990)
Sisseton: 0.57" (1979) Sisseton: 8.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.28" (1945) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1987)
Watertown: 0.53" (1967) Watertown: 9.0" (1967)
Wheaton: 0.75" (1945) Wheaton: 5.0" (2000)


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