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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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February 22, 1914:

Heavy snow fell across parts of central and north central South Dakota with 6 to 12 inch accumulations. Snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Timber Lake and Onida, 7 inches at Kennebec, and 12 inches at Murdo.

February 22, 2000:

Record warmth occurred across the area on this day in 2000. High temperatures across central and northeast South Dakota were in the 50s and 60s. Record highs occurred at Watertown, Pierre, and Kennebec. Watertown rose to 65 degrees, Pierre rose to 69 degrees, and Kennebec warmed to 71 degrees by late in the afternoon. Other high temperatures included, 55 degrees at Sisseton, 59 degrees at Aberdeen, and 64 degrees at Timber Lake.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1905) Aberdeen: -24 (1918)
Kennebec: 71 (2000) Kennebec: -26 (1962)
Mobridge: 65 (2002) Mobridge: -20 (1962)
Pierre: 69 (2000) Pierre: -18 (1962)
Sisseton: 60 (1905) Sisseton: -19 (1952)
Timber Lake: 65 (2002) Timber Lake: -20 (1957)
Watertown: 65 (2000) Watertown: -22 (1957)
Wheaton: 57 (1961) Wheaton: -21 (1952)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1922) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1914) Kennebec: 7.0" (1914)
Mobridge: 0.54" (1942) Mobridge: 5.0" (1942)
Pierre: 0.32" (1994) Pierre: 3.2" (1994)
Sisseton: 0.12" (1999) Sisseton: 2.0" (1999)
Timber Lake: 0.53" (1914) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1914)
Watertown: 0.10" (1913) Watertown: 2.0" (1913)
Wheaton: 0.50" (1927) Wheaton: 4.0" (1979)


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