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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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June 4, 1984:

Heavy rains of up to seven inches caused the Bad River to rise over 23 feet in six hours at Fort Pierre. Flash flooding resulted as a dam, 17 miles west of Fort Pierre gave way and an irrigation dam near town was damaged. Some roads and bridges were covered by water. Many homes had water damage. Strong thunderstorm Winds gusting up to 60 mph downed numerous branches and several signs in Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, and Brown Counties.

June 4, 1991:

Heavy rains of 3 to 7 inches caused street flooding in Harrold. Several county roads in Stanley, Sully, Hughes, and Lyman Counties were closed due to flooding. Some rainfall amounts include 1.83 inches at Oahe Dam; 1.96 inches, 12 miles SSW of Harrold; and 3.20 inches, two miles North of Onaka.

June 4, 1993:

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook a portion of northeast South Dakota but caused no real damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was 22 miles northwest of Morris, Minnesota or 38 miles east of Sisseton and was felt in most of Roberts, Grant, and Deuel Counties. The quake was the first in the area since 1975.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1954)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 35 (1954)
Mobridge: 95 (1939) Mobridge: 37 (1943)
Pierre: 94 (1939) Pierre: 38 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1934) Sisseton: 35 (1945)
Timber Lake: 98 (1914) Timber Lake: 35 (1943)
Watertown: 92 (1933) Watertown: 34 (1951)
Wheaton: 97 (1968) Wheaton: 35 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.67" (1896)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1991)
Mobridge: 3.12" (1942)
Pierre: 1.74" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.68" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.36" (1942)
Watertown: 2.66" (1980)
Wheaton: 1.98" (1980)


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