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 19 April 1775 → The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place in clear, crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.
 19 April 1968 → An F4 tornado struck Sebastian County, AR leaving 14 dead and 270 injured. Much of Greenwood was reduced to a sea of rubble.
 19 April 1976 → An F5 tornado swept a frame home away near Brownwood, TX. The owner had sought refuge in the bathtub, and he and the bathtub were all that remained after the tornado blew the house away. Several children caught in the open were blown nearly three quarters of a mile. Several hangars and planes were destroyed at the town's airport.

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September 27, 1983:

A lightning caused grass fire burned 25,000 acres northwest of Reliance during the evening hours. At its peak, the fire was four miles wide by ten miles long.

September 27, 1985:

Snow fell across south central South Dakota from the evening of the 27th until the early afternoon of the 28th. Three to five inches of snow occurred with up to 18 inches reported around Winner. Eight to 12 inches fell around Gregory and Burke.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1952) Aberdeen: 22 (1900)
Kennebec: 101 (1956) Kennebec: 21 (1928)
Mobridge: 101 (1952) Mobridge: 17 (1928)
Pierre: 98 (1956) Pierre: 26 (1951)
Sisseton: 96 (1952) Sisseton: 24 (1942)
Timber Lake: 97 (1952) Timber Lake: 21 (1928)
Watertown: 93 (1956) Watertown: 20 (1942)
Wheaton: 97 (1952) Wheaton: 28 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.02" (1929)
Kennebec: 0.42" (2006)
Mobridge: 0.43" (1929)
Pierre: 0.46" (1902)
Sisseton: 0.64" (1945)
Timber Lake: 0.20" (1915)
Watertown: 0.60" (1975)
Wheaton: 0.61" (1925)


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