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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 16, 1969:

Freezing drizzle and heavy fog formed a heavy glaze on utility lines resulting in many broken power and telephone lines across northern South Dakota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 56 (1981) Aberdeen: -40 (1936)
Kennebec: 64 (1981) Kennebec: -40 (1936)
Mobridge: 62 (1981) Mobridge: -39 (1936)
Pierre: 65 (1981) Pierre: -32 (1936)
Sisseton: 58 (1981) Sisseton: -30 (1936)
Timber Lake: 61 (1981) Timber Lake: -37 (1936)
Watertown: 54 (1981) Watertown: -36 (1936)
Wheaton: 57 (1981) Wheaton: -31 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.35" (1956) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1956)
Kennebec: 0.32" (1938) Kennebec: 7.0" (1938)
Mobridge: 0.22" (1938) Mobridge: 1.1" (1956)
Pierre: 0.28" (1956) Pierre: 3.5" (1938)
Sisseton: 0.40" (1984) Sisseton: 3.0" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.22" (1956) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1956)
Watertown: 0.38" (1938) Watertown: 4.0" (1938)
Wheaton: 0.33" (1938) Wheaton: 7.0" (1990)


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