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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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December 8, 1995:

A powerful Arctic front moved across west central Minnesota and central, north central, and northeast South Dakota throughout the day with winds of 30 to 60 mph. With temperatures falling and one to four inches of snowfall in the morning and afternoon, the high winds produced blizzard conditions with blowing snow and extreme wind chills of 40 to 70 below zero. Many schools, college classes, and activities were canceled for the day. Travel was also greatly affected.

December 8, 1996:

A Summit man died from exposure to the extreme cold after his vehicle became stuck in the snow. The man attempted to walk for help and was found about one mile from his car in the driveway of a home about a mile and a half west and one mile south of Summit. Temperatures in Summit were in the teens all day, dropping to near zero by the morning of the 9th.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 57 (1894) Aberdeen: -27 (1927)
Kennebec: 68 (1939) Kennebec: -22 (1927)
Mobridge: 59 (1990) Mobridge: -33 (1927)
Pierre: 62 (1939) Pierre: -15 (2005)
Sisseton: 59 (1990) Sisseton: -18 (1976)
Timber Lake: 64 (1939) Timber Lake: -30 (1927)
Watertown: 57 (1990) Watertown: -27 (1927)
Wheaton: 58 (1990) Wheaton: -21 (1927)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.36" (1961) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1961)
Kennebec: 0.22" (1893) Kennebec: 4.0" (1893)
Mobridge: 0.17" (1961) Mobridge: 3.1" (1961)
Pierre: 0.34" (1924) Pierre: 2.0" (2009)
Sisseton: 0.75" (1963) Sisseton: 6.0" (1963)
Timber Lake: 0.13" (1951) Timber Lake: 1.3" (2009)
Watertown: 0.67" (1924) Watertown: 9.0" (1924)
Wheaton: 0.28" (1966) Wheaton: 4.8" (1963) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.