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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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March 16, 1963:

Freezing rain, followed by blizzard conditions, impacted much of western and northern South Dakota. Icing and strong winds knocked down many utility poles and lines. The heaviest snow fell near the Black Hills and exceeded 12 inches. Rapid City alone spent $14,000 for snow removal; quite possibly, at its time, the most spent at once since the Blizzard of 1949.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 81 (2012) Aberdeen: -17 (1906)
Kennebec: 86 (2012) Kennebec: -19 (1906)
Mobridge: 83 (2012) Mobridge: -2 (1944)
Pierre: 86 (2012) Pierre: -5 (1962)
Sisseton: 79 (2012) Sisseton: -7 (1902)
Timber Lake: 82 (2012) Timber Lake: -8 (1913)
Watertown: 77 (2012) Watertown: -14 (1900)
Wheaton: 68 (2003) Wheaton: -4 (1997)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1893) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1893)
Kennebec: 0.80" (1946) Kennebec: 5.0" (1917)
Mobridge: 0.72" (1963) Mobridge: 6.0" (1917)
Pierre: 0.78" (1946) Pierre: 4.0" (2006)
Sisseton: 0.98" (1945) Sisseton: 5.0" (1934)
Timber Lake: 0.89" (1943) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1963)
Watertown: 1.25" (1946) Watertown: 6.0" (1920)
Wheaton: 0.70" (1943) Wheaton: 3.0" (1990)


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