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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 27, 1993:

Rain and a rapid snowmelt caused the Big Sioux and Vermillion Rivers to rise to 1 to 8 feet above flood stage March 26th through March 31st, 1993. The worst of the flooding occurred in far southeast South Dakota where large areas of farmland were under water. The floodwaters closed at least 4 state highways in southeast South Dakota and blocked dozens of smaller roads in the east. Large chunks of ice on the Big Sioux led to many temporary ice jams. The ice jams took out fences and washed out roads. In some areas the ice had to be pushed off of the roads with tractors.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 83 (1946) Aberdeen: -12 (1913)
Kennebec: 89 (1988) Kennebec: -10 (1913)
Mobridge: 84 (1946) Mobridge: -5 (1913)
Pierre: 87 (1988) Pierre: 4 (1970)
Sisseton: 78 (1946) Sisseton: 0 (1955)
Timber Lake: 84 (1946) Timber Lake: -4 (1931)
Watertown: 76 (1946) Watertown: -4 (1913)
Wheaton: 66 (1968) Wheaton: 0 (1955)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.81" (1975) Aberdeen: 7.2" (1975)
Kennebec: 1.80" (2004) Kennebec: 10.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1975) Mobridge: 11.2" (1975)
Pierre: 1.40" (2004) Pierre: 2.0" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.27" (1995) Sisseton: 8.0" (1984)
Timber Lake: 0.91" (1950) Timber Lake: 9.0" (1950)
Watertown: 1.90" (1921) Watertown: 6.0" (1921)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1975) Wheaton: 6.0" (1975)


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