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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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October 3, 1985:

High winds of 60 to 75 mph occurred across much of western South Dakota from the late afternoon of the 3rd into the early morning hours of the 4th. The strong winds blew down power lines and caused power outages for many locations in the Black Hills. The strong winds uprooted trees in Rapid City and blew the roof off of a barn near Newell in Butte County.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1922) Aberdeen: 20 (1894)
Kennebec: 96 (1922) Kennebec: 21 (1902)
Mobridge: 94 (1938) Mobridge: 26 (1989)
Pierre: 96 (1938) Pierre: 28 (1950)
Sisseton: 90 (1938) Sisseton: 20 (1936)
Timber Lake: 92 (1938) Timber Lake: 26 (1950)
Watertown: 90 (1938) Watertown: 20 (1989)
Wheaton: 93 (1922) Wheaton: 22 (1989)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1915) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1999)
Kennebec: 0.62" (1926)
Mobridge: 1.06" (1940)
Pierre: 0.87" (1951)
Sisseton: 1.14" (1940)
Timber Lake: 1.60" (1966) Timber Lake: 0.5" (1999)
Watertown: 1.70" (1990)
Wheaton: 1.85" (1951)


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