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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 19, 1933:

A significant F2 tornado moved ESE from west of Tulare to 3 miles ENE of Hitchcock. About 10 farms were damaged, and several barns were destroyed. Estimated property loss was set at $50,000.

July 19, 1962:

High winds caused considerable damage to buildings in Aberdeen and on nearby farms. A brick chimney toppled and killed a man. The storm moved eastward and caused damage to Northeastern South Dakota. Some storm total precipitations amounts include 2.40 inches in Waubay, 2.36 inches 4NNE of Victor, 2.27 in Webster, 1.87 in Andover, and 1.62 inches in Wheaton, Minnesota.

July 19, 2010:

Severe storms moved from Montana southeastward across western South Dakota into south central South Dakota, merging with another area of storms over west central South Dakota. The storms produced a wide swath of hail and strong winds from northern Butte County, through southern Meade, eastern Pennington, Jackson, and Bennett Counties. Millions of dollars in crop damage was reported, along with some damage to homes and automobiles.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1932) Aberdeen: 42 (1900)
Kennebec: 114 (1936) Kennebec: 45 (1895)
Mobridge: 105 (1936) Mobridge: 50 (1930)
Pierre: 106 (2012) Pierre: 52 (1971)
Sisseton: 106 (1932) Sisseton: 45 (2000)
Timber Lake: 105 (1918) Timber Lake: 45 (1915)
Watertown: 104 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1911)
Wheaton: 105 (1932) Wheaton: 38 (1921)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.81" (2008)
Kennebec: 1.50" (1897)
Mobridge: 0.95" (1928)
Pierre: 2.07" (1897)
Sisseton: 1.55" (1962)
Timber Lake: 1.73" (1929)
Watertown: 1.47" (1990)
Wheaton: 1.81" (2001)


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