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 27 March 1857 → A tornado cut a 100-yard wide path through Augusta, KY, then crossed the Ohio River before lifting on the Ohio side. Two tobacco warehouses were thrown into the river.
 27 March 1890 → Several tornadoes hit the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. After crossing the Ohio River from Illinois, an F4 tornado cut a swath from Livingston County to Daviess County, KY killing 21 and injuring 170.
 27 March 1977 → In heavy fog a Pan Am Boeing 747 was struck by a KLM Boeing 747 on a runway in Tenerife, Canary Islands after the KLM crew mistook an air traffic control radio transmission as clearance for take-off. 582 passengers were killed in the worst air disaster until September 11, 2001.
 27 March 1994 → A tornado outbreak on Palm Sunday took 42 lives in AL, GA, SC, and NC. A church near Piedmont, AL collapsed when it was struck by one of the tornadoes, resulting in 20 fatalities.
 27 March 2006 → Two people were killed when a tornado struck Hamburg, Germany around 7pm. It was part of a large area of severe storms that swept through Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Belgium, resulting in 300,000 power outages.

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February 29, 2004:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across parts of central and north central South Dakota. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Isabel and Ree Heights, 7 inches at Gettysburg and Eagle Butte, 8 inches at Murdo, and 9 inches northeast of Isabel in southern Corson County. The snowfall ended during the late morning of March 1st.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 61 (1992) Aberdeen: -19 (1960)
Kennebec: 75 (1992) Kennebec: -13 (1960)
Mobridge: 70 (1992) Mobridge: -10 (1996)
Pierre: 75 (1992) Pierre: -9 (1980)
Sisseton: 66 (1932) Sisseton: -22 (1980)
Timber Lake: 70 (1992) Timber Lake: -15 (1912)
Watertown: 58 (2000) Watertown: -16 (1960)
Wheaton: 60 (1992) Wheaton: -18 (1980)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1896) Aberdeen: 11.0" (1896)
Kennebec: 0.93" (2012) Kennebec: 9.0" (2012)
Mobridge: 0.15" (2012) Mobridge: 2.8" (2012)
Pierre: 0.32" (2012) Pierre: 3.5" (2012)
Sisseton: 0.23 (2004) Sisseton: 4.0" (2012)
Timber Lake: 0.22" (1916) Timber Lake: 6.0" (2012)
Watertown: 0.21" (2012) Watertown: 3.5" (2012)
Wheaton: 0.50 (2012) Wheaton: 7.5" (2012)


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