This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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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May 4, 2003:

The week of May 4th through the 10th, 2003, was the most active week of tornadoes in U.S. history. Tornadoes occurred from Oklahoma to Tennessee, and as far north as northern Illinois. The outbreak first occurred across the Kansas City area from late afternoon into the evening of the 4th. Several thunderstorms became tornadic with a total of five distinct tornado touchdowns in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Two of the tornadoes received a rating of F4, two a rating of F2, and the last was rated was rated F1.

May 4, 2007:

The first official EF5 tornado destroys a town in Kansas. A tornado devastated the town of Greensburg Kansas and the surrounding countryside. It was the strongest recorded tornado since the May 3rd 1999, Moore, Oklahoma twister.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1926) Aberdeen: 20 (2005)
Kennebec: 99 (1926) Kennebec: 16 (1967)
Mobridge: 91 (1918) Mobridge: 22 (1954)
Pierre: 95 (2000) Pierre: 23 (1967)
Sisseton: 91 (1952) Sisseton: 25 (1944)
Timber Lake: 91 (1966) Timber Lake: 21 (1967)
Watertown: 90 (1949) Watertown: 19 (1967)
Wheaton: 96 (1949) Wheaton: 22 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.35" (1905) Aberdeen: 0.6" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1893) Kennebec: 2.0" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.04" (1999) Mobridge: Trace (2014)
Pierre: 1.04" (1905)
Sisseton: 1.21" (1901)
Timber Lake: 1.26" (1999) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.75" (1912) Watertown: Trace (2014)
Wheaton: 1.40" (1977)


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