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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 9, 1957:

Southwest of Faulkton, one of four funnel clouds finally touched down and cut an erratic path to the northeast. One home was reduced to, as quoted, matchsticks and tidbits. The tornado strength was estimated as F3.

June 9, 1968:

A short lived F2 tornado moved northeast from 6 miles northeast of Britton. Barns were destroyed, and trees were uprooted on three farms. Two cars were picked up and thrown into a ditch. One person in a car was hospitalized. Damage was estimated at $150,000 to property and another $80,000 to crops.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 33 (1915)
Kennebec: 103 (2000) Kennebec: 34 (1915)
Mobridge: 97 (1956) Mobridge: 39 (1928)
Pierre: 102 (1976) Pierre: 39 (1989)
Sisseton: 98 (1976) Sisseton: 35 (1989)
Timber Lake: 102 (1918) Timber Lake: 35 (1915)
Watertown: 97 (1933) Watertown: 30 (1915)
Wheaton: 96 (1976) Wheaton: 31 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.13" (1938)
Kennebec: 1.72" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.51" (1968)
Pierre: 3.33" (1971)
Sisseton: 1.53" (1963)
Timber Lake: 1.13" (1984)
Watertown: 1.12" (2005)
Wheaton: 3.44" (1939)


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