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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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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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