This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 5 March 1821 → Presidential inauguration ceremony of James Monroe: Snow began on the evening of the 3rd making Washington snowbound by the afternoon of Sunday the 4th. Snow continued through Inauguration Day today forcing Monroe to take his oath of office in the House Chambers.
 5 March 1960 → On March 3-5, 1960, eastern Massachusetts received their greatest March snowstorm. The storm produced 24-hour snowfall totals of 27.2 inches at Blue Hill Observatory, 17.7 inches at Worcester, and 16.6 inches at Boston. Winds gusted to 70 mph.
 5 March 1963 → A plane carrying Patsy Cline, her manager (who was the pilot), and two other country singers flew into severe thunderstorms and crashed into the woods near Camden, TN. All aboard were killed. Patsy Cline was 30 years old at the time of her death.
 5 March 2000 → A huge wildfire threatened areas around Miami, FL, during a severe drought.

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August 19, 1899:

An estimated F3 tornado passed 3 miles north of Clear Lake. A man was killed by flying debris as five homes and many barns were destroyed.

August 19, 1983:

Between 0155 and 0330 CST, thunderstorm winds blow through Brown County. At 0155, an estimated 64 mph wind guest was observed on the southeast corner of Warner. A 60 mph wind gust was measured at the Aberdeen Airport at 0218. By 0330 and estimated wind gust of 75 mph was observed in Ordway.

August 19, 1986:

Hail, over one inch in diameter, caused damage in Westport and in Aberdeen. This hail damaged buildings, vehicles, and broke windows. Baseball size hail also fell just south of the Brown and Spink County line and covered the ground.

August 19, 1991:

A thunderstorm produced about five inches of rain, strong winds, and hail in Ridgeview, Dewey County. Three grain bins were blown over. One of the bins hit a house causing considerable damage. Wind gusts were estimated to be 60 mph. Strong winds continued into Sully and Hughes Counties.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1976) Aberdeen: 34 (2004)
Kennebec: 105 (1948) Kennebec: 36 (2004)
Mobridge: 103 (1959) Mobridge: 35 (2004)
Pierre: 104 (1948) Pierre: 43 (2004)
Sisseton: 104 (1976) Sisseton: 37 (1956)
Timber Lake: 103 (1948) Timber Lake: 36 (1950)
Watertown: 99 (1976) Watertown: 38 (2004)
Wheaton: 104 (1976) Wheaton: 41 (2004)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.72" (1930)
Kennebec: 1.26" (1952)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1996)
Pierre: 0.82" (1912)
Sisseton: 0.93" (1975)
Timber Lake: 1.00" (1918)
Watertown: 0.86" (1989)
Wheaton: 1.94" (1926)


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