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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 25, 1961:

This storm started late in the evening on the 25th and went into the early morning hours of the 26th. A sizeable area suffered 50 to 100 percent loss of crops resulting from hail over the following counties, Bison, Perkins, Faulk, Onida, Sully, and western Hand. Corn was stripped of leaves and broken off. Oats and wheat were flattened. High winds with recorded gusts of 75 to 80 miles per hour cause numerous power failures and damaged trees in Pierre. Winds also unroofed a small cattle shed in Redfield.

July 25, 1972:

Unofficial rainfall amounts of 8 inches caused flash flooding in Ferney, and surrounding area. Water, over two feet depth was reported in a parking area. Basements were flooded and foundations were damaged. The heavy rain caused extensive damage to crops in the area.

July 25, 1984:

Severe thunderstorms caused considerable damage to the Pierre area. Winds were gusting to 83 mph at the Pierre airport, where thirteen planes, as well as several hangars were destroyed. In town, a home and three businesses lost their roofs and a trailer home was destroyed. Rains of four inches in thirty minutes produced flash flooding with some streets closed for a period of time. Some basements were reported to have 6 to 8 inches of water in them. At Dupree, high winds caused extensive damage to the grandstand roof at the fairgrounds. Along the entire path of the thunderstorms, hail and high winds broke windows, damaged cars, downed trees, damaged crops, and caused power outages.

July 25, 1993:

Lake Kampeska, near Watertown reached near record level at 37 inches over full mark due to runoff from heavy rains in previous days. Dozens of homes and two businesses were flooded out. About 100,000 sandbags were distributed to help prevent more flood damage to lakeside property owners.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 111 (1931) Aberdeen: 44 (1911)
Kennebec: 111 (2003) Kennebec: 41 (1911)
Mobridge: 108 (1931) Mobridge: 43 (1911)
Pierre: 109 (2007) Pierre: 48 (2004)
Sisseton: 105 (1976) Sisseton: 49 (2004)
Timber Lake: 106 (1931) Timber Lake: 42 (1918)
Watertown: 105 (1931) Watertown: 43 (1904)
Wheaton: 109 (1931) Wheaton: 49 (1991)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.72" (1972)
Kennebec: 2.70" (1918)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1982)
Pierre: 4.00" (1984)
Sisseton: 3.22" (1993)
Timber Lake: 1.21" (1982)
Watertown: 2.61" (1953)
Wheaton: 2.02" (1993)


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