This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 27 November 1701 → Anders Celsius, the astronomer who invented the Celsius thermometer scale, was born in Uppsala, Sweden.
 27 November 1703 → The Great Storm of 1703 devastated southern England. Though strong gales buffeted the region from November 24 through December 2, the storm hit its peak on the morning of November 27. Winds to 120 mph blew down chimneys and church steeples, destroyed buildings, and felled countless thousands of trees. Four hundred windmills were shattered.
 27 November 1898 → The SS Portland passenger ship gave the name to the "Portland Gale" after the storm sunk the ship off the coast of Cape Cod, killing all 200 people aboard.
 27 November 1912 → Snow fell across northern Florida, marking one of the few times it has ever snowed there in November.

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September 6, 2000:

Eight miles southwest of Miller, ninety mph winds destroyed three barns and a small garage along with severely damaging a creeper feeder and an enclosed trailer. Another building was moved from its foundation and damaged. An empty school bus was rolled several times before it came to rest atop a fence. Also, a window was broken out of the house.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1970) Aberdeen: 32 (1956)
Kennebec: 107 (1976) Kennebec: 32 (1956)
Mobridge: 102 (1976) Mobridge: 31 (1929)
Pierre: 107 (1976) Pierre: 36 (1956)
Sisseton: 98 (1978) Sisseton: 36 (1956)
Timber Lake: 102 (1976) Timber Lake: 30 (1929)
Watertown: 101 (1893) Watertown: 32 (1929)
Wheaton: 98 (1978) Wheaton: 35 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.20" (1992)
Kennebec: 1.72" (1948)
Mobridge: 1.25" (1911)
Pierre: 1.46" (1911)
Sisseton: 1.70" (1938)
Timber Lake: 0.97" (1981)
Watertown: 1.12" (2007)
Wheaton: 1.04" (1925)


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