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October 27th

Local and Regional Events:

October 27, 1991:

The first winter storm of the season moved across western and northern South Dakota. The storm produced widespread snow and freezing rain. Strong winds also produced blowing snow which caused blizzard conditions. Snow amounts ranged from 3 to 11 inches. Many schools and businesses in western South Dakota were closed. Snow drifts, as high as 6 feet, made many roads impassable. Travel across western South Dakota was extremely difficult, if not impossible. Forty traffic accidents occurred in the Black Hills while five accidents were reported in Pierre. Many major roads were closed due to the snow and visibility. Rapid City airport was closed. Freezing rain downed power and telephone lines in Mobridge, Gettysburg, Belvidere, Midland, and Mission. Ice also broke six power poles in Walworth County. Some rural areas were without electricity for 30 hours.


Local Climate Information:

Click HERE for daily climate information for Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, and Watertown.

Click HERE for daily climate information for Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, and Sioux City.


U.S.A and Global Events for October 27th:

1913: At least three people died, and more than a hundred people were injured when the Abercynon Tornado struck an area from Edwardsville to Cilfynydd in South Wales. Click HERE for more information from BBC.


The roofs of whole terraces of homes were ripped off.


2006: An F1 tornado (waterspout) came ashore and caused significant damage on the west side of Apalachicola Florida. Click HERE for more information from the NWS Office in Tallahassee.


Above is the damage path of the tornado. The image is courtesy of the NWS Office in Tallahassee.


Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.