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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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February 7, 1994:

Snow falling over the area produced heavy accumulations from central into northeast South Dakota with 11 inches at Kennebec and eight inches at Watertown from the 7th through the 9th. Extreme cold accompanied and followed the snow with low temperatures of 52 below zero at Promise and 45 below zero at Aberdeen on the 9th. Snow accumulation caused a roof to cave in on a drugstore at Bristol. A man died of exposure attempting to walk home near Sioux Falls after his car became stuck in a ditch.

February 7, 2010:

A compact but strong area of low pressure moved from Canada and across the Northern Plains from the 7th through the 9th. A prolonged period of moderate to heavy snow developed over far northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota bringing 6 to 8 inches of snow to the area. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Milbank, Wheaton, and Ortonville; 7 inches at Clear Lake, Sisseton, and Artichoke Lake; 8 inches at Summit, Victor, Wilmot, and Browns Valley.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1987) Aberdeen: -42 (1895)
Kennebec: 70 (1987) Kennebec: -32 (1895)
Mobridge: 62 (1991) Mobridge: -32 (1933)
Pierre: 67 (1987) Pierre: -20 (1936)
Sisseton: 61 (1987) Sisseton: -30 (1933)
Timber Lake: 65 (1963) Timber Lake: -31 (1933)
Watertown: 59 (1987) Watertown: -30 (1914)
Wheaton: 58 (1987) Wheaton: -24 (1916)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.41" (1937) Aberdeen: 7.4" (2001)
Kennebec: 0.24" (1908) Kennebec: 5.0" (1994)
Mobridge: 0.23" (1937) Mobridge: 3.6" (2001)
Pierre: 0.60" (2001) Pierre: 10.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.63" (1937) Sisseton: 9.0" (1937)
Timber Lake: 0.48" (2001) Timber Lake: 9.0" (2001)
Watertown: 0.25" (2001) Watertown: 7.0" (2001)
Wheaton: 0.17" (1981) Wheaton: 2.0" (1981)


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