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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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May 9, 1999:

Heavy rains of two to five inches fell in Lyman County during the late evening hours which caused flash flooding on Medicine Creek. The KOA Campgrounds near Kennebec were flooded including the main facility. Several roads were also flooded and damaged along Medicine Creek. Storm total rainfall in Kennebec was 3.40 inches. Also, a weak F0 tornado touched down briefly three miles south of Reliance with no damage reported. Winds gusting to 70 mph knocked over a 4000 bushel holding bin. This damage was reported 6 miles north of Revillo.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1911) Aberdeen: 21 (1966)
Kennebec: 98 (1916) Kennebec: 23 (1966)
Mobridge: 99 (1934) Mobridge: 25 (1966)
Pierre: 93 (1934) Pierre: 28 (1966)
Sisseton: 90 (1992) Sisseton: 25 (1945)
Timber Lake: 92 (1916) Timber Lake: 23 (1945)
Watertown: 93 (1928) Watertown: 19 (1966)
Wheaton: 91 (1928) Wheaton: 21 (1925)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.68" (1927) Aberdeen: 0.4" (1979)
Kennebec: 0.88" (1931)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1999) Mobridge: 0.7" (1979)
Pierre: 1.94" (1927) Pierre: 0.3" (1979)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1905) Sisseton: 0.5" (1905)
Timber Lake: 0.86" (1986)
Watertown: 1.50" (1926) Watertown: 1.0" (1979)
Wheaton: 1.10" (1988)


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