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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 10, 1993:

Snow fell across all of South Dakota from the 10th to the 12th with over 8 inches occurring in south-central, west-central, and the southwest. Some reports included, 13 inches at Harrington, 12 inches at Midland, 10.5 inches at Winner, 10 inches near Stephan, Ardmore, and Wagner, 8.5 inches near Lead and Milesville, and 8 inches at Mitchell and Usta.

February 10, 1996:

Across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota, an intense area of low pressure and an Arctic high pressure area created high winds from 35 to 50 mph with gusts to around 65 mph through the afternoon and into the late evening. These high winds combined with the falling snow and the snow already on the ground to create blizzard conditions and slick roads across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota. Highway 12 from Webster to Summit was closed the evening of the 10th along with Interstate-29 from Summit to Sisseton. Hundreds of travelers were stranded at Summit for several hours until conditions improved. Some wind gusts included, 61 mph at Mobridge, and 66 mph at Pierre and Aberdeen.

February 10, 2008:

Arctic air combined with blustery northwest winds of 15 to 30 mph brought extreme wind chills of 35 to 45 degrees below zero to northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota through the morning hours.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 55 (1918) Aberdeen: -27 (1988)
Kennebec: 75 (1951) Kennebec: -30 (1936)
Mobridge: 65 (1951) Mobridge: -29 (1944)
Pierre: 73 (1951) Pierre: -21 (1936)
Sisseton: 50 (1996) Sisseton: -24 (1988)
Timber Lake: 62 (1951) Timber Lake: -28 (1939)
Watertown: 47 (1977) Watertown: -26 (1899)
Wheaton: 49 (1987) Wheaton: -21 (1994)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.65" (2013) Aberdeen: 8.4" (2013)
Kennebec: 0.44" (1944) Kennebec: 5.0" (1953)
Mobridge: 0.22" (1976) Mobridge: 2.3" (1976)
Pierre: 0.54" (1944) Pierre: 5.4" (1944)
Sisseton: 0.77" (1953) Sisseton: 8.5" (1953)
Timber Lake: 0.55" (1976) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1953)
Watertown: 0.26" (1959) Watertown: 5.0" (1959)
Wheaton: 0.93" (1953) Wheaton: 10.0" (1953)


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