This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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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June 12, 1924:

A tornado moved southeast from the southwestern edge of Lake Kampeska, passing southwest of Watertown. Two barns were destroyed and 20 smaller farm buildings were heavily damaged. This tornado was estimated to have F2 strength.

June 12, 1983:

Lightning struck and killed two cows near Miller. Lightning also struck a home six miles north of Aberdeen, breaking a ceramic statue, and blow out light bulbs. Another home in Aberdeen was struck by lightning, rupturing a gas line and starting the house on fire. Also, heavy rains up to seven inches fall around the area. Some storm total rainfall amounts include; 2.00 inches at 2NW of Stephan; 2.40 inches in Miller; 3.03 at 4 miles west of Mellette; and 6.30 inches in Orient.

June 12, 1994:

In Hand County, a thunderstorm caused an estimated 3 million dollars in crop damage. Hail, the largest being baseball size, was reported in drifts of three to four feet high. About 70 thousand acres of cropland and pastures were completely destroyed. Pheasants, ducks were killed by the hail and many cattle injured. Many windows were broken in homes, holes were punched in mobile homes, damaged occurred to contents of homes from hail which entered through windows, and many vehicles were extensively damaged.

June 12, 2013:

A line of thunderstorms moving northeast across the region brought damaging wind gusts from 60 to 80 mph to parts of central and northeast South Dakota. Many branches along with several trees were downed. Some buildings were also damaged with a couple buildings destroyed. A cabin on the east shore of the Missouri River and north-northwest of Pierre was destroyed by an estimated eighty mph wind. A hundred foot by seventy-five foot storage building was flattened south of Doland in Spink County. Tractors and planters and other equipment in the building were damaged.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1956) Aberdeen: 37 (2012)
Kennebec: 105 (1956) Kennebec: 38 (1969)
Mobridge: 98 (1952) Mobridge: 40 (1947)
Pierre: 104 (1956) Pierre: 39 (1969)
Sisseton: 97 (1976) Sisseton: 40 (2012)
Timber Lake: 100 (1952) Timber Lake: 39 (1985)
Watertown: 98 (1956) Watertown: 36 (1897)
Wheaton: 98 (1956) Wheaton: 39 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.25" (1915)
Kennebec: 2.58" (1937)
Mobridge: 3.47" (1915)
Pierre: 1.47" (1977)
Sisseton: 2.43" (1937)
Timber Lake: 2.50" (1928)
Watertown: 1.15" (1932)
Wheaton: 1.31" (2008)


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