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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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January 21, 1999:

Widespread dense fog and freezing drizzle created treacherous driving conditions across part of northeast South Dakota from the evening of the 21st to around noon on the 22nd. The freezing drizzle ended in the early morning hours of the 22nd. As a result, slippery conditions developed, especially across Hamlin, Deuel, and Codington counties. Many vehicles slid into the ditch. There were a few accidents resulting in minor injuries. Numerous activities were canceled the evening of the 21st and many schools had delayed starts on the 22nd.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 57 (1942) Aberdeen: -31 (1949)
Kennebec: 60 (1942) Kennebec: -33 (1954)
Mobridge: 59 (1942) Mobridge: -33 (1949)
Pierre: 62 (1942) Pierre: -26 (1954)
Sisseton: 50 (1942) Sisseton: -31 (1970)
Timber Lake: 59 (1942) Timber Lake: -30 (1949)
Watertown: 50 (1933) Watertown: -30 (1954)
Wheaton: 47 (1981) Wheaton: -33 (1970)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.65" (1952) Aberdeen: 5.1" (1952)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1917) Kennebec: 6.0" (1917)
Mobridge: 0.60" (1917) Mobridge: 6.0" (1917)
Pierre: 0.59" (1952) Pierre: 6.0" (1952)
Sisseton: 0.47" (1952) Sisseton: 5.0" (1952)
Timber Lake: 0.57" (1952) Timber Lake: 6.5" (1917)
Watertown: 0.50" (1917) Watertown: 4.0" (1917)
Wheaton: 0.34" (1962) Wheaton: 4.0" (1962)


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