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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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October 22, 1992:

Record heat occurred on this date in late October in 1992. Temperatures rose into the upper 70s to the mid 80s across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. The record highs were 79 degrees at Mobridge and Timber Lake, 80 degrees at Sisseton, 82 degrees at Aberdeen, 83 degrees at Wheaton, and 85 degrees at Pierre. Although not a record high, Kennebec rose to 87 degrees on this date in 1992.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 82 (1992) Aberdeen: 8 (1895)
Kennebec: 88 (1915) Kennebec: 12 (1937)
Mobridge: 79 (1992) Mobridge: 16 (1937)
Pierre: 85 (1992) Pierre: 18 (1981)
Sisseton: 80 (1992) Sisseton: 13 (1936)
Timber Lake: 79 (1992) Timber Lake: 5 (1936)
Watertown: 77 (1989) Watertown: 13 (1936)
Wheaton: 83 (1992) Wheaton: 16 (1976)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.70" (1918) Aberdeen: 3.1" (1995)
Kennebec: 0.78" (1957) Kennebec: 6.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1985) Mobridge: 1.7" (2002)
Pierre: 0.49" (1957) Pierre: 3.5" (2002)
Sisseton: 0.54" (2008) Sisseton: 1.0" (2002)
Timber Lake: 1.00" (1914) Timber Lake: 4.0" (2002)
Watertown: 1.15" (2004) Watertown: 3.0" (2002)
Wheaton: 0.97" (2004) Wheaton: 1.5" (1951)


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