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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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July 16, 1993:

Thunderstorms, dumping two to seven inches of rain caused flooding problems in northeastern South Dakota. Several dams and many roads were washed out. Most of the damage was in Marshall County. Six families were evacuated about six miles southeast of Britton as two private earthen dams broke. Winds, as high as 70 mph were also reported in a couple of locations in Marshall County. The heavy rains resulted in flooded farmland, roads, and basements in northeast South Dakota through July 21st. In Groton and Claremont at least 90 percent of the homes had water in the basements. Some storm total rain fall amounts include: 3.20 inches in Leola; 3.14 in Ipswich; 3.13 in Britton; and 2.77 in Eureka.

July 16, 2001:

Very heavy rains of 3 to 7 inches fell across north central Corson County causing flash flooding. Oak Creek along with several other streams washed out several roads and damaged some fences from Watauga to McIntosh to McLaughlin and north. Travel was stopped for awhile on the Highway north of McLaughlin.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 112 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1976)
Kennebec: 118 (1936) Kennebec: 41 (1906)
Mobridge: 116 (1936) Mobridge: 47 (1976)
Pierre: 113 (1936) Pierre: 47 (1976)
Sisseton: 104 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1976)
Timber Lake: 115 (1936) Timber Lake: 47 (1962)
Watertown: 105 (1936) Watertown: 41 (1912)
Wheaton: 106 (1931) Wheaton: 45 (1920)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.24" (1993)
Kennebec: 1.10" (1985)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1927)
Pierre: 1.59" (1968)
Sisseton: 1.23" (2000)
Timber Lake: 0.82" (1993)
Watertown: 1.82" (1952)
Wheaton: 0.74" (1983)


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