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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 6, 1963:

A farmer was fatally injured near Waubay when the barn was destroyed while he was inside. Winds of 110 mph were recorded at FAA in Watertown before the roof and wind instruments were blown away.

July 6, 1982:

A severe thunderstorm produced a series of five microbursts over Sioux Falls. The microbursts caused extensive damage. Winds were estimated to have reached 125 mph, and a peak gust of 82 mph was recorded by the airport. Damage, which was heaviest in the south central and northeast sections of the city, included thousands of trees uprooted or damaged. Several semi trailers were blown over, critically injuring one man and slightly injuring two others. Several other minor injuries occurred mainly from flying glass. Five cars were rolled over by the high winds and several others damaged flying debris. Damage at the airport included a portion of a hangar roof blown off and three light aircraft flipped over.

July 6, 1994:

Widespread rainfall of over 6 inches fell in Dewey, Potter, and Faulk Counties, causing damage to roads and flooded basements and fields. A teenage girl escaped injury when her car was washed away by the waters of a swollen creek about 5 miles east of Gettysburg. Some storm total amounts include; 6.80 inches in Orient; 6.70 at Faulkton; 5.80 in Milbank; 5.48 in Big Stone City; 5.02 in Ipswich; 4.50 in Gettysburg; 4.17 in Webster; 4.12 near Onaka; 4.02 in Leola; and 3.97 in Britton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 115 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1942)
Kennebec: 111 (1937) Kennebec: 40 (1899)
Mobridge: 114 (1936) Mobridge: 42 (1915)
Pierre: 111 (1973) Pierre: 47 (1934)
Sisseton: 113 (1936) Sisseton: 45 (1997)
Timber Lake: 115 (1936) Timber Lake: 45 (1958)
Watertown: 104 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1942)
Wheaton: 104 (1988) Wheaton: 47 (1984)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.26" (1994)
Kennebec: 1.43" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.85" (1994)
Pierre: 1.84" (1994)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1938)
Timber Lake: 1.28" (1994)
Watertown: 0.95" (1956)
Wheaton: 1.65" (2004)


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