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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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August 17, 1961:

Heavy rain was observed during the overnight hours on the 17th through the early morning hours on the 18th. Some rainfall amounts include, 4.13 inches in Clark, 2.52 inches 1 W of Summit, 2.50 in Andover, 2.20 in Waubay, 2.15 in Wilmot, 2.12 in Wheaton, and 2.10 in Clear Lake.

August 17, 2007:

An estimated four to six inches of rain and hail to the size of baseballs caused localized flooding between Piedmont and Tilford in Meade County, especially near poor drainage areas and at a barricade along a frontage road. The water washed over several roads and was several inches deep over Interstate 90, forcing law enforcement officials to close it for a couple of hours. Heavy rain estimated at four to six inches fell west of Hermosa in Custer County between 6 pm and 8 pm MST. Battle and Grace Coolidge Creeks overflowed their banks and several dry canyons filled with water and drained into the creeks. State highways 40 and 36 were flooded in numerous spots. A river gauge on Battle Creek just east of Hermosa crested at 14.91 feet at 9 pm, rising from 2.63 ft at 7:30 pm and above the flood stage of 8.0 feet. About six inches of water covered Highway 79 at the Battle Creek bridge. A railroad bridge about 3/4 mile downstream became clogged with debris and water rose behind the embankment and flooded six homes. At about 8:30 pm MST, a section of the embankment failed, flooding a new subdivision on the other side. All of the approximately 20 houses were damaged; three homes were washed off their foundations, and one of those houses was carried a half a mile east of the subdivision by the flowing water. There were no injuries.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1976) Aberdeen: 39 (2012)
Kennebec: 107 (1973) Kennebec: 37 (1943)
Mobridge: 105 (2003) Mobridge: 39 (1943)
Pierre: 108 (1976) Pierre: 41 (2012)
Sisseton: 102 (1976) Sisseton: 42 (2012)
Timber Lake: 105 (1973) Timber Lake: 41 (1944)
Watertown: 98 (1976) Watertown: 39 (1943)
Wheaton: 103 (1988) Wheaton: 45 (1963)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 3.25" (1990)
Kennebec: 1.33" (1930)
Mobridge: 4.43" (2007)
Pierre: 0.71" (1940)
Sisseton: 1.87" (2005)
Timber Lake: 1.21" (1940)
Watertown: 1.60" (2005)
Wheaton: 1.50" (1948)


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