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 27 August 1881 → A Category 3 hurricane made landfall near Savannah, GA and is estimated to have killed about 700 people.
 27 August 1893 → A Category 3 (possibly Category 4) hurricane slammed into Savannah, GA with a 16 foot storm surge. It is estimated that one to two thousand people were killed.
 27 August 1964 → Miami took a direct hit from Hurricane Cleo. Winds gusted to 135 mph, while the hurricane caused $125 million in damage. Hurricane Hunter flights through the storm were so turbulent that one airman was injured to the point that he was unable to fly again. It was the first direct hit on Miami in 14 years.
 27 August 1971Tropical Storm Doria swept directly over New York City, flooding subways in the Big Apple.
 27 August 1973 → Canada's largest hailstone, 4.5" in diameter, fell on Cedoux, Saskatchewan.

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November 17, 1971:

Snow generally fell off and on from the 16th through the 18th along a line from west central Minnesota to north central Minnesota. A series of weak low pressure waves moving northeast generally along a Sioux City to Rochester line caused heavy snow of more than 4 inches in a narrow band from Morris to Alexandria, then the snow band widened to 100 miles from Park Rapids northeast into Canada. This, being the first heavy snow of the season, caused increased vehicle accidents and also delayed harvesting of some soybeans and corn in west central Minnesota. Milbank received 3 inches of snow, while Wheaton went from no snow on the ground on the 15th to reporting eight inches on the morning of the 17th.

November 17, 1986:

Three to six inches of snow fell across eastern South Dakota on the 17th and 18th with the heaviest amount reported in Sisseton. The snow made many roads slippery. Numerous accidents occurred in the southeast part of the state. The slick roads were a factor in the vehicle death of a woman on Interstate 29, near Beresford in Lincoln County. Browns Valley reported four inches of snow, and Milbank reported 7 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 72 (1953) Aberdeen: -8 (1959)
Kennebec: 79 (1953) Kennebec: -8 (1959)
Mobridge: 73 (1953) Mobridge: -1 (1955)
Pierre: 74 (1953) Pierre: -7 (1959)
Sisseton: 74 (1953) Sisseton: -5 (1959)
Timber Lake: 70 (1953) Timber Lake: -8 (1959)
Watertown: 67 (1953) Watertown: -6 (1959)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: -4 (1959)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.11" (1952) Aberdeen: 2.2" (1937)
Kennebec: 1.83" (1952) Kennebec: 4.5" (1952)
Mobridge: 0.33" (1918) Mobridge: 2.4" (1971)
Pierre: 0.65" (1952) Pierre: 5.7" (1952)
Sisseton: 0.59" (1952) Sisseton: 3.5" (1969)
Timber Lake: 0.23" (1994) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1996)
Watertown: 1.40" (1958) Watertown: 8.0" (1958)
Wheaton: 0.37" (1968) Wheaton: 1.0" (1968)"


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