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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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June 13, 1943:

An estimated F2 tornado moved ENE, destroying a home on the southeastern edge of Highmore. A mother and her five children seeking shelter in the home were injured. Barns and outbuildings were damaged on a dozen farms. This tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 8 miles and caused about $10,000 in damage.

June 13, 1967:

Thunderstorms passed across much of Eastern South Dakota. Unofficial rain fall reported of up to 5 inches and hail up to golf ball size was reported in spotty areas. Winds at the Aberdeen airport hit a peak gust of 71 mph.

June 13, 1991:

A small F1 tornado remained on the ground for 4 miles as it moved westerly from 10 miles west of Roscoe to 6 mile west of Roscoe. The path of the tornado continued for another 5 miles but was not consistently on the ground. It dissipated one mile west of Roscoe. Although the tornado had a long path, its width was 10 yards and traveled through open fields and cause little to no damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1936) Aberdeen: 36 (1942)
Kennebec: 106 (1956) Kennebec: 38 (1942)
Mobridge: 98 (1936) Mobridge: 37 (1942)
Pierre: 102 (1979) Pierre: 38 (1969)
Sisseton: 96 (1936) Sisseton: 37 (1942)
Timber Lake: 101 (1979) Timber Lake: 39 (1969)
Watertown: 96 (1987) Watertown: 34 (1929)
Wheaton: 99 (1987) Wheaton: 38 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (2005)
Kennebec: 1.93" (2007)
Mobridge: 1.48" (1914)
Pierre: 1.36" (1988)
Sisseton: 2.35" (2005)
Timber Lake: 1.65" (1943)
Watertown: 1.85" (1937)
Wheaton: 1.71" (1943)


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