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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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November 8, 1985:

Heavy snow fell over much of southern South Dakota beginning on the morning of the 8th and continued off and on through the evening of the 10th. Snowfall generally ranged from 5-10 inches over the area, with amounts up to a foot or more in the Black Hills. The greatest amount was 18 inches in the higher elevations of the Black Hills. Strong winds gusting to near 40 mph at times, combined with the snowfall, produced near blizzard conditions during the afternoon of the 9th through the early morning hours on the 10th, in the southwest. Highway 79 from Maverick Junction to Rapid City was closed for thirteen hours during that time. Many accidents were reported over the entire southern portion of the state. Some storm total snowfall amounts include; 16.0 inches near Presho; 11.5 inches in Kennebec; 9.0 inches in Murdo; and 4.0 inches in Timber Lake and near Onida.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 77 (1999) Aberdeen: -3 (1936)
Kennebec: 89 (1999) Kennebec: -7 (1936)
Mobridge: 72 (1917) Mobridge: 4 (1945)
Pierre: 87 (1999) Pierre: 8 (1936)
Sisseton: 77 (2006) Sisseton: 0 (2003)
Timber Lake: 75 (1999) Timber Lake: 0 (2003)
Watertown: 77 (1999) Watertown: 1 (1936)
Wheaton: 77 (1999) Wheaton: 4 (2003)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.30" (1977) Aberdeen: 6.6" (1977)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1977) Kennebec: 8.0" (1985)
Mobridge: 1.14" (1977) Mobridge: 4.6" (1977)
Pierre: 0.94" (1977) Pierre: 6.0" (1985)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1970) Sisseton: 2.0" (1977)
Timber Lake: 0.55" (1977) Timber Lake: 4.5" (1966)
Watertown: 1.50" (1970) Watertown: 2.4" (1983)
Wheaton: 0.98" (1944) Wheaton: 2.0 (1977)"


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