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 27 February 1717 → "The Great Snow of 1717," New England's legendary snowstorm, consisted of four storms from today until the 7th of March. The storms killed 95 percent of New England's deer population.
 27 February 1984 → A severe winter storm spread blizzard conditions across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on the 27th and 28th. 24 inches of snow fell in the Vichy/Rolla area in Missouri. 22 inches was reported in southern Illinois. Winds frequently gusted to 50 mph. Interstate 65 was impassable for several days due to extensive drifting of the snow in Indiana. Thunderstorms were reported which added to the heavy snow amounts.
 27 February 2007 → The world record for 96-hour rainfall was set: 191.70 inches at Cratere Commerson, La Reunion.

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March 26, 1977:

During an early morning severe weather event, hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter fell 1 mile NE of Watertown in Codington County. In addition, hail up to 1.50 inches in diameter fell in Milbank, Grant County.

March 26, 1995:

Heavy snow fell over most of central South Dakota, as well as in the northern Black Hills. Heavier accumulations included 14 inches at Murdo, 13 inches at Lead, and 12 inches at Eureka, Leola, and Buskala Ranch. Only a few traffic accidents were reported, although many other vehicles slid into ditches. There was some damage to power lines and poles. Some livestock losses were feared, as the snow fell during the calving season, although this could not be assessed in the short term.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 76 (1905) Aberdeen: -13 (1964)
Kennebec: 82 (2012) Kennebec: -19 (1894)
Mobridge: 72 (2004) Mobridge: -7 (1996)
Pierre: 79 (1993) Pierre: -3 (1964)
Sisseton: 71 (1968) Sisseton: -12 (1996)
Timber Lake: 77 (2007) Timber Lake: -10 (1913)
Watertown: 70 (1991) Watertown: -6 (1964)
Wheaton: 69 (1925) Wheaton: -11 (1996)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (1942) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1942)
Kennebec: 0.75" (1931) Kennebec: 8.0" (1983)
Mobridge: 0.83" (1950) Mobridge: 4.0" (1942)
Pierre: 1.18" (1950) Pierre: 5.0" (1942)
Sisseton: 2.65" (1942) Sisseton: 3.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.80" (1942) Timber Lake: 8.0" (1931)
Watertown: 1.04" (1995) Watertown: 4.6" (1975)
Wheaton: 1.45" (1920) Wheaton: 3.0" (1921)


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