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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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