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May 27, 1896:

One of the deadliest tornados in U.S. history touched down about six miles west of the Eads Bridge, in St. Louis, Missouri. A total of 137 people died when the tornado went through the heart of St. Louis, and left a mile wide path of destruction. This tornado crossed the Mississippi River, into East St. Louis, Illinois, were it killed an additional 118 people.

May 27, 1942:

One barn was destroyed, and 27 trees were uprooted in a brief F2 touchdown on the western edge of Bryant.

May 27, 1996:

On May 26th, anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of rain fell in a 24 hour period over the lower Bad River Basin. In addition, 3 to 5 inches of rain fell over much of Western South Dakota. This runoff caused the Bad River at Fort Pierre to crest at 26.25 feet or about 5 feet above flood stage late on the 27th before falling back below flood stage on the 30th. The entire length of the Bad River Road from U.S. Highway 83 near Fort Pierre to U.S. Highway 14 near Midland was closed to all except local traffic on the 27th. Twenty five to 35 volunteers were filling sandbags all day on the 27th around two homes along the river. Most of the damage was associated with flooding of agricultural land and some county roads. One resident along the river said the river was the highest it has been in 32 years.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1934) Aberdeen: 28 (1907)
Kennebec: 102 (1969) Kennebec: 29 (1992)
Mobridge: 106 (1934) Mobridge: 28 (1915)
Pierre: 105 (1969) Pierre: 32 (1992)
Sisseton: 98 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (1965)
Timber Lake: 100 (1969) Timber Lake: 32 (1965)
Watertown: 93 (1900) Watertown: 28 (1928)
Wheaton: 97 (1969) Wheaton: 32 (1917)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.38" (1955)
Kennebec: 2.32" (1973)
Mobridge: 1.21" (1931)
Pierre: 1.35" (1984)
Sisseton: 5.50" (1954)
Timber Lake: 1.09" (2013)
Watertown: 1.64" (1939)
Wheaton: 1.39" (1942)


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