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 3 March 1876 → The Kentucky Meat Shower. Around 2pm, chunks of fresh, red meat fell from the sky for several minutes onto Olympia Springs in Bath County. The chunks of meat were 3 to 4 inches square. Two local men tasted it and figured it to be mutton or venison. Scientific analysis showed it to be lung tissue, muscle tissue, and cartilage, likely from a horse. It was posited that a flock of buzzards had just eaten a dead horse nearby, and then disgorged their meal onto unsuspecting Olympia Springs. The day was otherwise pleasant with blue skies, a light breeze, and temperatures in the 40s.
 3 March 1966 → Jackson, MS was heavily damaged by a half-mile wide F5 tornado. Of the total death toll of 57, twelve people were killed when the Candlestick Shopping Center was leveled to the ground.
 3 March 1989 → A massive dust storm lowered visibility to zero along I-10 in Cochise County, AZ. Chain-reaction accidents involved 25 cars. Two motorists were killed.

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April 22, 1968:

A late season snow storm affected most of South Dakota, with the heaviest snowfall measuring 18 in. at Eagle Butte. In addition, localized icing damaged utility lines, 40mph winds caused localized blizzard conditions, and some calf losses were reported.

April 22, 2001:

Heavy snow of 6 to 9 inches fell across parts of central and northeast South Dakota during the morning hours. The heavy snow caused many roads to become slushy and difficult to travel. The heavy snow also downed some tree branches. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Ferney, Miller, and Webster; 7 inches at Agar, Mellette, and Twin Brooks; 8 inches at Gettysburg, and 9 inches at Faulkton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1990) Aberdeen: 20 (1956)
Kennebec: 94 (1980) Kennebec: 16 (1954)
Mobridge: 93 (1990) Mobridge: 14 (1927)
Pierre: 90 (1990) Pierre: 21 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1980) Sisseton: 18 (1936)
Timber Lake: 94 (1989) Timber Lake: 15 (1927)
Watertown: 87 (1990) Watertown: 18 (1956)
Wheaton: 98 (1980) Wheaton: 19 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 3.00" (1904) Aberdeen: 4.9" (2001)
Kennebec: 1.61" (1968) Kennebec: 9.0" (2001)
Mobridge: 1.13" (1968) Mobridge: 5.1" (2001)
Pierre: 0.75" (2001) Pierre: 7.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 1.51" (1968) Sisseton: 5.0" (2001)
Timber Lake: 1.87" (1968) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1968)
Watertown: 1.32" (2001) Watertown: 3.5" (1970)
Wheaton: 1.55" (1968) Wheaton: 2.0" (2001)


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