This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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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October 1, 1971:

A rare October tornado touched down in Sully County. This short lived tornado damaged a ranch home and large barn, 6 miles WSW of Onida.

October 1, 2012:

A drought continued to intensify and expand across parts of central and northeast South Dakota through October, resulting in severe to exceptional drought conditions. Many locations continued the trend of recording well below normal precipitation totals for the month. Exceptional drought conditions expanded into Stanley, Jones and southern Lyman counties. Extreme drought conditions spread into southern Dewey, Sully, Hughes, Lyman, Jones, southwest Hyde, Hamlin, Codington, Grant and Deuel counties. Severe drought conditions spread into Corson, Dewey, northwest Hyde, Hand, Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, Brown, eastern Clark and southern Roberts counties.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 92 (1922) Aberdeen: 21 (1974)
Kennebec: 96 (1953) Kennebec: 20 (1958)
Mobridge: 95 (1953) Mobridge: 23 (1936)
Pierre: 96 (1953) Pierre: 25 (2003)
Sisseton: 90 (1992) Sisseton: 22 (2003)
Timber Lake: 94 (1953) Timber Lake: 22 (1985)
Watertown: 91 (1951) Watertown: 20 (2003)
Wheaton: 91 (1992) Wheaton: 27 (2003)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1894)
Kennebec: 2.16" (2004)
Mobridge: 0.81" (1971) Mobridge: 2.3" (1999)
Pierre: 0.82" (1977) Pierre: 3.9" (1999)
Sisseton: 2.32" (2009)
Timber Lake: 0.75" (1977) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1999)
Watertown: 1.47" (2009)
Wheaton: 0.58" (2009)


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