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 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 31, 1977:

Strong winds accompanying thunderstorms moved across the southern part of Brown County during the early morning hours. A barn was destroyed three miles west of Warner. Many trees were damaged in the Stratford area. A large, empty fuel tank, southeast of Watertown was folded inward by strong winds. High wind damage was also reported in Faulk and Day Counties.

August 31, 2013:

Thunderstorms produces numerous reports of large hail and damaging winds in and near Sioux Falls on the evening of August 31st. Large hail broke windows and damaged many vehicles, as well as siding and roofs on the west side of Sioux Falls. One automobile dealer with a large temporary outdoor display reported four thousand vehicles were damaged. Estimated property damage was listed at four million dollars. Thunderstorm winds also damaged several businesses, including a large retail store which was also struck by lightning. The large store lost part of its roof, while the stockroom of the same store and its contents were also damaged. A canopy type tent was destroyed, and a 20 foot retaining wall was blown down. The winds caused extensive tree damage, including several trees blown down, one of which blocked a major intersection when it fell.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1921) Aberdeen: 32 (1987)
Kennebec: 105 (2000) Kennebec: 35 (1974)
Mobridge: 101 (1953) Mobridge: 39 (1958)
Pierre: 103 (1960) Pierre: 39 (1974)
Sisseton: 94 (1948) Sisseton: 39 (1987)
Timber Lake: 100 (1953) Timber Lake: 38 (1994)
Watertown: 94 (1930) Watertown: 38 (1987)
Wheaton: 95 (1953) Wheaton: 39 (1967)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.75" (1977)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1908)
Mobridge: 0.59" (1956)
Pierre: 1.83" (1942)
Sisseton: 1.54" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.50" (1977)
Watertown: 0.98" (1977)
Wheaton: 3.95" (1982)


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