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 5 March 1821 → Presidential inauguration ceremony of James Monroe: Snow began on the evening of the 3rd making Washington snowbound by the afternoon of Sunday the 4th. Snow continued through Inauguration Day today forcing Monroe to take his oath of office in the House Chambers.
 5 March 1960 → On March 3-5, 1960, eastern Massachusetts received their greatest March snowstorm. The storm produced 24-hour snowfall totals of 27.2 inches at Blue Hill Observatory, 17.7 inches at Worcester, and 16.6 inches at Boston. Winds gusted to 70 mph.
 5 March 1963 → A plane carrying Patsy Cline, her manager (who was the pilot), and two other country singers flew into severe thunderstorms and crashed into the woods near Camden, TN. All aboard were killed. Patsy Cline was 30 years old at the time of her death.
 5 March 2000 → A huge wildfire threatened areas around Miami, FL, during a severe drought.

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July 5, 1936:

Three record high temperatures were set on this day. Near Gann Valley, the temperature reached 120 degrees, setting the state record. The state record was tied on July 15, 2006 at 17 miles WSW of Fort Pierre. Other record highs on this date include 119 degrees in Kennebec and 116 degrees in Murdo. The record highs near Gann Valley, Kennebec, and Murdo are all-time highs for each location.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1936) Aberdeen: 35 (1915)
Kennebec: 119 (1936) Kennebec: 37 (1915)
Mobridge: 109 (1936) Mobridge: 38 (1915)
Pierre: 113 (1989) Pierre: 44 (1972)
Sisseton: 103 (1988) Sisseton: 46 (1992)
Timber Lake: 109 (1936) Timber Lake: 40 (1915)
Watertown: 100 (1988) Watertown: 42 (1899)
Wheaton: 102 (1988) Wheaton: 44 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.98" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.37" (1900)
Mobridge: 1.46" (1914)
Pierre: 1.20" (1908)
Sisseton: 1.40" (1998)
Timber Lake: 1.05" (1914)
Watertown: 1.22" (1964)
Wheaton: 1.45" (1998)


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