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 3 March 1876 → The Kentucky Meat Shower. Around 2pm, chunks of fresh, red meat fell from the sky for several minutes onto Olympia Springs in Bath County. The chunks of meat were 3 to 4 inches square. Two local men tasted it and figured it to be mutton or venison. Scientific analysis showed it to be lung tissue, muscle tissue, and cartilage, likely from a horse. It was posited that a flock of buzzards had just eaten a dead horse nearby, and then disgorged their meal onto unsuspecting Olympia Springs. The day was otherwise pleasant with blue skies, a light breeze, and temperatures in the 40s.
 3 March 1966 → Jackson, MS was heavily damaged by a half-mile wide F5 tornado. Of the total death toll of 57, twelve people were killed when the Candlestick Shopping Center was leveled to the ground.
 3 March 1989 → A massive dust storm lowered visibility to zero along I-10 in Cochise County, AZ. Chain-reaction accidents involved 25 cars. Two motorists were killed.

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October 3, 1985:

High winds of 60 to 75 mph occurred across much of western South Dakota from the late afternoon of the 3rd into the early morning hours of the 4th. The strong winds blew down power lines and caused power outages for many locations in the Black Hills. The strong winds uprooted trees in Rapid City and blew the roof off of a barn near Newell in Butte County.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1922) Aberdeen: 20 (1894)
Kennebec: 96 (1922) Kennebec: 21 (1902)
Mobridge: 94 (1938) Mobridge: 26 (1989)
Pierre: 96 (1938) Pierre: 28 (1950)
Sisseton: 90 (1938) Sisseton: 20 (1936)
Timber Lake: 92 (1938) Timber Lake: 26 (1950)
Watertown: 90 (1938) Watertown: 20 (1989)
Wheaton: 93 (1922) Wheaton: 22 (1989)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1915) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1999)
Kennebec: 0.62" (1926)
Mobridge: 1.06" (1940)
Pierre: 0.87" (1951)
Sisseton: 1.14" (1940)
Timber Lake: 1.60" (1966) Timber Lake: 0.5" (1999)
Watertown: 1.70" (1990)
Wheaton: 1.85" (1951) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.