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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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July 4, 1936:

Several record highs were seen on this day, including; 113 degrees 4NW of Gann Valley; 111 in Murdo; 107 in Castlewood; 106 in Clark and Highmore; 105 near Onida; 104 in Faulkton and Miller; 103 degrees 6SE of McIntosh; 101 in Pollock.

July 4, 1988:

Several record highs were set on this day, including; 103 degrees in Ipswich and Britton; 102 in Webster; 101 in Summit and Artichoke Lake, MN; 99 in Leola; 98 degrees in Clear Lake and Waubay.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 105 (1988) Aberdeen: 40 (1967)
Kennebec: 111 (1936) Kennebec: 37 (1917)
Mobridge: 103 (1936) Mobridge: 41 (1951)
Pierre: 107 (1936) Pierre: 43 (1967)
Sisseton: 101 (1988) Sisseton: 44 (1967)
Timber Lake: 103 (1936) Timber Lake: 38 (1915)
Watertown: 102 (1988) Watertown: 40 (1967)
Wheaton: 105 (1949) Wheaton: 40 (1967)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.50" (1899)
Kennebec: 1.17" (1944)
Mobridge: 1.40" (1916)
Pierre: 1.28" (1944)
Sisseton: 1.13" (1962)
Timber Lake: 1.27" (1912)
Watertown: 2.69" (1963)
Wheaton: 1.44" (1962)


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