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 23 November 1981 → Normally England sees about thirty tornadoes a year. However, on this date 105 twisters tore across the country over a space of five hours. The strongest was an F2. It remains Europe's largest outbreak.
 23 November 1992 → Alta, UT was buried under 45 inches of snow in 24 hours.
 23 November 1997 → Six elephants were killed by lightning in Kruger National Park in South Africa apparently while they were huddled together seeking shelter from a sudden storm. Burn marks indicated the lightning was conducted through all six while they were standing against each other.

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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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