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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 31, 1967:

Heavy snow of 6 to 15 inches, combined with 30 to 50 mph winds, caused blizzard conditions across most of northeast South Dakota. Many roads became snowpacked and impossible to travel on. This left many people stranded, especially along Interstate-29 and Highway 12. In Hamlin county, a man was injured when his snowmobile struck a snowplow in Bryant in the early evening. Also, in the early afternoon, 4 miles west of Lake Norden on Highway 28, a car crossed the lane and hit a semi. The car was destroyed with thousands of dollars of damage to the semi. The driver of the car was injured. Many schools were let out early on the 31st and were canceled for April 1st. Many activities and sports events were either postponed or canceled. In addition, many businesses were closed. Some snowfall amounts included 6 inches at Doland , Conde, and Castlewood, 7 inches at Turton and Clear Lake, 8 inches at Clark and Britton, 9 inches at Bryant and Webster, 10 inches near Peever, and 11 inches at Summit. Snowfall amounts of a foot or more included, 12 inches at Watertown and Big Stone City, 13 inches at Victor, the Waubay NWR, and Sisseton, 14 inches at Wilmot, and 15 inches at Milbank.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 86 (1946) Aberdeen: 0 (1899)
Kennebec: 89 (1946) Kennebec: -11 (1924)
Mobridge: 78 (2003) Mobridge: 4 (1975)
Pierre: 86 (1946) Pierre: 5 (1975)
Sisseton: 82 (1963) Sisseton: 5 (1936)
Timber Lake: 79 (2012) Timber Lake: 1 (1915)
Watertown: 79 (1946) Watertown: 0 (1975)
Wheaton: 84 (1963) Wheaton: -10 (1924)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 2.60" (1897) Aberdeen: 10.2" (2009)
Kennebec: 1.80" (1897) Kennebec: 8.0" (2009)
Mobridge: 0.34" (1981) Mobridge: 3.2" (1979)
Pierre: 1.28" (1981) Pierre: 3.5" (2008)
Sisseton: 1.11" (2009) Sisseton: 11.2" (2009)
Timber Lake: 0.35" (1927) Timber Lake: 3.5" (1927)
Watertown: 0.95" (2007) Watertown: 5.1" (2009)
Wheaton: 0.85" (2006) Wheaton: 4.4" (2009)


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