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 27 December 1996 → One person was killed in a chain-reaction car accident that involved 50 vehicles on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, FL. The accident was caused by dense fog in the area.
 27 December 2010 → A Christmas Blizzard in the eastern U.S. finally wound down after dropping one to three feet of snow from North Carolina to Maine. New Jersey was particularly hard hit with almost the entire state getting at least a foot, with Rahway getting 32 inches. Central Park in New York City was buried under 20 inches of snow. Winds at New London, CT gusted to 68 mph and to near 70 mph on Long Island, NY.

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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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