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 4 March 1841 → President William Henry Harrison delivered a 100-minute inaugural address in near-freezing temperatures while refusing to wear a coat or hat. Though probably not directly related to the weather on Inauguration Day, he soon became ill, possibly from pneumonia, and died on April 4, only 30 days into his presidency.
 4 March 1899 → The world's highest recorded storm surge occurred at Bathurst Bay, Queensland, Australia when Tropical Cyclone Mahina created a surge 43 feet deep. The storm also caused the largest death toll of any natural disaster in Australian history, with 400 casualties.
 4 March 1909 → The Inauguration ceremony of President William H. Taft was forced indoors due to a blizzard that dropped 10 inches of snow on the Capital. Strong winds toppled trees and telephone poles. All activity was brought to a standstill. It took 6,000 men and 500 wagons to clear 58,000 tons of snow and slush from the parade route. Just after the swearing-in, the snow tapered off.

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March 10, 2005:

High winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts to near 70 mph occurred across all of central and northeast South Dakota from early morning to early evening. The high winds overturned a semi truck near Mound City; knocked a large branch down onto a pickup truck in Selby; blew a glass door off a store in Clark; tore a sign down in Aberdeen; and ripped the roof off a mobile home in South Shore.

March 10, 2009:

A strong low pressure system tracking across the panhandle of Oklahoma into the Great Lakes region produced moderate to heavy snow across west central Minnesota and across much of north central South Dakota from the morning of the 10th to the early morning of the 11th. Strong north to northwest winds gusting to 45 mph resulted in blizzard conditions. Travel became difficult, if not, impossible across the area. Interstate 29 between Watertown and the North Dakota border was closed for several hours. Several minor accidents occurred along with some injuries. Snowfall amounts included; 3 inches at Browns Valley, Milbank and Ortonville; 6 inches at Wheaton, Britton, Pollock, Roy Lake, and White Rock Dam; 7 inches in Eureka, Webster, Westport, and near Hosmer; 8 inches 6 miles southeast of McIntosh; 9 inches in Artas; and 10 inches in McLaughlin.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 68 (1911) Aberdeen: -24 (1948)
Kennebec: 77 (2012) Kennebec: -13 (1948)
Mobridge: 70 (1911) Mobridge: -22 (1948)
Pierre: 74 (2012) Pierre: -13 (1948)
Sisseton: 58 (2012) Sisseton: -22 (1948)
Timber Lake: 75 (2012) Timber Lake: -25 (1948)
Watertown: 61 (2012) Watertown: -24 (1948)
Wheaton: 55 (1920) Wheaton: -10 (1979)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.01" (1894) Aberdeen: 4.0" (1904)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1956) Kennebec: 12.0" (1956)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1978) Mobridge: 3.3" (2010)
Pierre: 0.32" (1956) Pierre: 3.2" (1956)
Sisseton: 0.42" (2010) Sisseton: 4.0" (1914)
Timber Lake: 0.23" (1978) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1960)
Watertown: 0.32" (2010) Watertown: 3.0" (2009)
Wheaton: 0.18" (1986) Wheaton: 1.0" (1993)


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