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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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May 29, 1953:

An auditorium was almost entirely unroofed, and barns, along with outbuildings were destroyed in McLaughlin. Seven businesses and two homes were also damaged. Estimate of property damage was set at $100,000. This tornado was estimated to have F2 strength.

May 29, 2004:

Hail, with the largest a quarter sizes, fell in many part of North central South Dakota. Lighting struck a house in Veblen and caused some damage. Glass from a broken window hit a man and some debris from the ceiling hit a woman. They were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. Heavy rain of 3 to 6 inches fell between Westport and Columbia with cropland and many roads flooded. Also some basements were flooded. Four, weak F0 tornadoes, also were reported. The first two touched down near Bath causing no damage. The other two occurred near Ipswich, also causing no damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1934) Aberdeen: 23 (1947)
Kennebec: 108 (1934) Kennebec: 23 (1947)
Mobridge: 104 (1934) Mobridge: 20 (1947)
Pierre: 101 (1934) Pierre: 24 (1947)
Sisseton: 100 (1934) Sisseton: 32 (1947)
Timber Lake: 96 (1939) Timber Lake: 21 (1947)
Watertown: 97 (1934) Watertown: 31 (1930)
Wheaton: 95 (2006) Wheaton: 35 (1930)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.76" (1979)
Kennebec: 1.03" (1985)
Mobridge: 0.87" (1962)
Pierre: 2.36" (1941)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1962)
Timber Lake: 0.78" (1916)
Watertown: 2.09" (1942)
Wheaton: 1.18" (2004)


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