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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 26, 1995:

Heavy snow fell on the 26th and the 27th in western and central South Dakota near the northern border of the state. McLaughlin received 14 inches, Eureka 12 inches, and McIntosh 11 inches. Snowfall amounts dropped off to two to four inches about 20 miles south of the northern border.

February 26, 1998:

A strong area of low pressure moved across central and northeast South Dakota from the morning of the 26th to the morning of the 27th. As the low moved northeast, cold north winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to 45 mph caused widespread rain to change over to snow. Many roads became icy and poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow and low wind chills developed. Four to 8 inches of snow fell across the counties bordering the Missouri river and in far western Mcpherson and far western Edmunds counties. Many area schools were dismissed early or canceled. Some residents, especially West River, lost power during the storm. Many Mcintosh residents were without power for over 24 hours. Numerous activities and sports events were canceled. There were also some car accidents which did not result in injury. A semi rolled onto it's side northwest of Gettysburg on the 26th. Ranchers also experienced some calving problems as a result of the winter storm. Some snowfall amounts included, 4 inches at Selby, Herreid, and Mobridge, 5 inches at Isabel, 6 inches at Gettysburg, 7 inches about 11 miles east of Hosmer, and 8 inches at Mcintosh. Some large drifts also developed, especially West River, as a result of the heavy snow and strong winds.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (1896) Aberdeen: -20 (1962)
Kennebec: 68 (1958) Kennebec: -23 (1897)
Mobridge: 59 (1933) Mobridge: -28 (1919)
Pierre: 65 (2004) Pierre: -15 (1934)
Sisseton: 61 (1958) Sisseton: -21 (1934)
Timber Lake: 62 (1974) Timber Lake: -14 (1994)
Watertown: 56 (1902) Watertown: -18 (1962)
Wheaton: 63 (1958) Wheaton: -19 (1919)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1905) Aberdeen: 11.0" (1905)
Kennebec: 0.40" (1915) Kennebec: 5.0" (2011)
Mobridge: 0.51" (2009) Mobridge: 13.1" (2009)
Pierre: 0.53" (1987) Pierre: 5.3" (1987)
Sisseton: 0.76" (2009) Sisseton: 13.4" (2009)
Timber Lake: 0.59" (2009) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1987)
Watertown: 0.48" (2009) Watertown: 6.8" (2009)
Wheaton: 0.52" (1936) Wheaton: 3.3" (2009)


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