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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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June 18, 1964:

A tornado moved from SSW to NNE damaging three farmsteads between Hoven to 8 NNW of Bowdle. This tornado was estimate to have F2 strength. An estimated five inches of rain fell in three hours near Bowdle causing soil erosion just before the tornado hit. Another storm moved from south to north and intensified as it moved northward. Winds were estimated between 50 and 100 mph. The greatest damage was in McPherson County where it was estimated 2 million dollars in crop damage occurred. Heavy rain was also observed on this day. Some storm total rain fall includes; 6.73 inches in Eureka, 4.28 in Roscoe, 3.75 in Leola, 2.68 in Shelby, 2.45 in Britton, and 2.31 inches in Ipswich.

June 18, 1991:

Large hail up to 2 inches in diameter broke windows, and produced widespread tree damage in Watertown and vicinity. Extensive damage was caused to surrounding soybean and corn fields. Approximately 25,000 acres of crops were destroyed. Thunderstorm winds of 55 mph uprooted trees and downed power lines primarily on the Revillo area. Trees fell on cars and an apartment complex was damaged.

June 18, 1998:

Heavy rain of 3 to 4 inches fell during the late evening and early morning hours across part of eastern Faulk county in the Faulkton, Miranda, Orient, and Cresbard area. Several roads were flooded with some being closed. Officially, 2.94 inches of rain fell in Faulkton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1933) Aberdeen: 38 (1902)
Kennebec: 105 (1933) Kennebec: 33 (1902)
Mobridge: 109 (1933) Mobridge: 41 (2004)
Pierre: 103 (1988) Pierre: 40 (1976)
Sisseton: 104 (1933) Sisseton: 41 (1976)
Timber Lake: 106 (1933) Timber Lake: 38 (2004)
Watertown: 100 (1933) Watertown: 30 (1908)
Wheaton: 96 (1988) Wheaton: 40 (1926)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1908)
Kennebec: 1.33" (1946)
Mobridge: 3.10" (1964)
Pierre: 2.69" (1967)
Sisseton: 1.97" (1948)
Timber Lake: 2.55" (1998)
Watertown: 1.53" (1972)
Wheaton: 1.81" (1948)


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