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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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November 13, 1985:

Snowfall of 4 to 8 inches spread from the southwest part of South Dakota on the morning of the 13th to the northeast part of the state by early morning on the 14th. Winds gusted to 35 mph in the western half of the state and produced considerable blowing and drifting snow, which greatly reduced visibilities. The snowfall caused many accidents, including a four vehicle pileup that occurred three miles east of De Smet in Kingsbury County, during the afternoon of the 13th. Some snowfall amounts include; 7.0 inches in Britton; 5.5 inches in Timber Lake and 5.0 inches in Leola.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 69 (1999) Aberdeen: -11 (1919)
Kennebec: 76 (1990) Kennebec: -12 (1919)
Mobridge: 70 (1953) Mobridge: -17 (1940)
Pierre: 79 (1990) Pierre: -11 (1986)
Sisseton: 71 (1939) Sisseton: -7 (1940)
Timber Lake: 70 (1939) Timber Lake: -18 (1940)
Watertown: 69 (1999) Watertown: -9 (1986)
Wheaton: 69 (1999) Wheaton: -6 (1986)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.70" (1922) Aberdeen: 7.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.70" (1922) Kennebec: 7.0" (1922)
Mobridge: 0.20" (1985) Mobridge: 3.0" (1985)
Pierre: 0.84" (1922) Pierre: 4.2" (1909)
Sisseton: 0.98" (1993) Sisseton: 7.8" (1993)
Timber Lake: 0.31" (1985) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1985)
Watertown: 0.50" (1922) Watertown: 4.0" (1922)
Wheaton: 0.97" (1993) Wheaton: 3.0 (1922)"


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