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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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September 6, 2000:

Eight miles southwest of Miller, ninety mph winds destroyed three barns and a small garage along with severely damaging a creeper feeder and an enclosed trailer. Another building was moved from its foundation and damaged. An empty school bus was rolled several times before it came to rest atop a fence. Also, a window was broken out of the house.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1970) Aberdeen: 32 (1956)
Kennebec: 107 (1976) Kennebec: 32 (1956)
Mobridge: 102 (1976) Mobridge: 31 (1929)
Pierre: 107 (1976) Pierre: 36 (1956)
Sisseton: 98 (1978) Sisseton: 36 (1956)
Timber Lake: 102 (1976) Timber Lake: 30 (1929)
Watertown: 101 (1893) Watertown: 32 (1929)
Wheaton: 98 (1978) Wheaton: 35 (1929)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.20" (1992)
Kennebec: 1.72" (1948)
Mobridge: 1.25" (1911)
Pierre: 1.46" (1911)
Sisseton: 1.70" (1938)
Timber Lake: 0.97" (1981)
Watertown: 1.12" (2007)
Wheaton: 1.04" (1925)


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