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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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October 5, 1982:

Strong thunderstorms developed across central South Dakota and raced into portions of southwest Minnesota. The storms were prolific lightning producers in South Dakota setting several structures on fire. An electrical substation was damaged near Salem, an elementary school was set ablaze in Aberdeen, and several homes in Sioux Falls were struck as well. One home in Sioux Falls had a hole knocked in a wall by a lightning strike. Numerous fires were also started in southern Minnesota by the same line of storms. Strong thunderstorm winds leveled several buildings, damaged a house, and moved a hog shed off its foundation on three separate farms near Worthington. The winds also turned over railroad cars near Pipestone. Worthington narrowly escaped damage as a small tornado touched down two miles southwest of town and moved southeast. Fortunately, the tornado's damage was confined to trees and crops.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 96 (1963) Aberdeen: 19 (1935)
Kennebec: 99 (1963) Kennebec: 21 (1952)
Mobridge: 94 (1947) Mobridge: 20 (1952)
Pierre: 94 (1947) Pierre: 24 (1952)
Sisseton: 94 (1970) Sisseton: 15 (1935)
Timber Lake: 90 (1949) Timber Lake: 20 (1952)
Watertown: 90 (1963) Watertown: 18 (1935)
Wheaton: 96 (1963) Wheaton: 25 (1988)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.10" (1913)
Kennebec: 1.70" (2009)
Mobridge: 2.44" (1972)
Pierre: 1.52" (1995)
Sisseton: 2.54" (1946)
Timber Lake: 2.17" (1972)
Watertown: 1.13" (1946)
Wheaton: 2.90" (1946)


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