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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September 21, 1960:

In the morning hours of September 21st, Lightning struck and caused structural damage to a home in Clear Lake, Deuel County, and a home in Clark in Clark County, and two telephone poles near Milbank in Grant County. Power was also interrupted for a short time by lightning near Britton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1937) Aberdeen: 22 (1893)
Kennebec: 101 (1937) Kennebec: 28 (1934)
Mobridge: 101 (1937) Mobridge: 27 (1918)
Pierre: 99 (1937) Pierre: 31 (1995)
Sisseton: 97 (1937) Sisseton: 22 (1934)
Timber Lake: 96 (1937) Timber Lake: 25 (1983)
Watertown: 97 (1936) Watertown: 23 (1934)
Wheaton: 95 (1922) Wheaton: 33 (1995)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1959) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1995)
Kennebec: 2.00" (1989)
Mobridge: 0.41" (2006)
Pierre: 0.87" (1989)
Sisseton: 1.83" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1941)
Watertown: 1.24" (1977) Watertown: 0.2" (1995)
Wheaton: 1.94" (2007)


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