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 5 March 1821 → Presidential inauguration ceremony of James Monroe: Snow began on the evening of the 3rd making Washington snowbound by the afternoon of Sunday the 4th. Snow continued through Inauguration Day today forcing Monroe to take his oath of office in the House Chambers.
 5 March 1960 → On March 3-5, 1960, eastern Massachusetts received their greatest March snowstorm. The storm produced 24-hour snowfall totals of 27.2 inches at Blue Hill Observatory, 17.7 inches at Worcester, and 16.6 inches at Boston. Winds gusted to 70 mph.
 5 March 1963 → A plane carrying Patsy Cline, her manager (who was the pilot), and two other country singers flew into severe thunderstorms and crashed into the woods near Camden, TN. All aboard were killed. Patsy Cline was 30 years old at the time of her death.
 5 March 2000 → A huge wildfire threatened areas around Miami, FL, during a severe drought.

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June 13, 1943:

An estimated F2 tornado moved ENE, destroying a home on the southeastern edge of Highmore. A mother and her five children seeking shelter in the home were injured. Barns and outbuildings were damaged on a dozen farms. This tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 8 miles and caused about $10,000 in damage.

June 13, 1967:

Thunderstorms passed across much of Eastern South Dakota. Unofficial rain fall reported of up to 5 inches and hail up to golf ball size was reported in spotty areas. Winds at the Aberdeen airport hit a peak gust of 71 mph.

June 13, 1991:

A small F1 tornado remained on the ground for 4 miles as it moved westerly from 10 miles west of Roscoe to 6 mile west of Roscoe. The path of the tornado continued for another 5 miles but was not consistently on the ground. It dissipated one mile west of Roscoe. Although the tornado had a long path, its width was 10 yards and traveled through open fields and cause little to no damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1936) Aberdeen: 36 (1942)
Kennebec: 106 (1956) Kennebec: 38 (1942)
Mobridge: 98 (1936) Mobridge: 37 (1942)
Pierre: 102 (1979) Pierre: 38 (1969)
Sisseton: 96 (1936) Sisseton: 37 (1942)
Timber Lake: 101 (1979) Timber Lake: 39 (1969)
Watertown: 96 (1987) Watertown: 34 (1929)
Wheaton: 99 (1987) Wheaton: 38 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (2005)
Kennebec: 1.93" (2007)
Mobridge: 1.48" (1914)
Pierre: 1.36" (1988)
Sisseton: 2.35" (2005)
Timber Lake: 1.65" (1943)
Watertown: 1.85" (1937)
Wheaton: 1.71" (1943)


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