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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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March 16, 1963:

Freezing rain, followed by blizzard conditions, impacted much of western and northern South Dakota. Icing and strong winds knocked down many utility poles and lines. The heaviest snow fell near the Black Hills and exceeded 12 inches. Rapid City alone spent $14,000 for snow removal; quite possibly, at its time, the most spent at once since the Blizzard of 1949.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 81 (2012) Aberdeen: -17 (1906)
Kennebec: 86 (2012) Kennebec: -19 (1906)
Mobridge: 83 (2012) Mobridge: -2 (1944)
Pierre: 86 (2012) Pierre: -5 (1962)
Sisseton: 79 (2012) Sisseton: -7 (1902)
Timber Lake: 82 (2012) Timber Lake: -8 (1913)
Watertown: 77 (2012) Watertown: -14 (1900)
Wheaton: 68 (2003) Wheaton: -4 (1997)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1893) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1893)
Kennebec: 0.80" (1946) Kennebec: 5.0" (1917)
Mobridge: 0.72" (1963) Mobridge: 6.0" (1917)
Pierre: 0.78" (1946) Pierre: 4.0" (2006)
Sisseton: 0.98" (1945) Sisseton: 5.0" (1934)
Timber Lake: 0.89" (1943) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1963)
Watertown: 1.25" (1946) Watertown: 6.0" (1920)
Wheaton: 0.70" (1943) Wheaton: 3.0" (1990)


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