WX History: February 27th

1910: A severe cold wave visited the Coeur d’Alene region of northern Idaho on the 22-23rd. The cold was followed by a warm wind and heavy fall of snow. During the 5 day period ending on the 27th, the total snowfall at Burke, Idaho was 39 inches, and the measured amount of precipitation was 4.06 inches. On the 27th, about 8:30 pm, the snow ceased and the rain set in. At 10:50 pm, the first series of destructive avalanches began. Part of the mining town of Mace was inundated by snow. A short time afterward, a second slide buried part of the nearby town of Burke. Several other occurred in the district. Seventeen people were killed and many others injured.


Feb 27, 1910 Burke, Idaho Avalanche
The clipping above is from the Climatological Data for February 1910. 


2010: A magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred off the coast of central Chile at 3:34 local time. The earthquake triggered a tsunami which devastated several coastal towns in south-central Chile. Tsunami warnings were issued in 53 countries. Waves caused minor damage in San Diego area and the Tohoku region of Japan.

2017: Thundersnow was observed in the Seattle area. The video from Twitter shows lightning striking the Space Needle.