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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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September 9, 1961:

A young girl in Bullhead in Corson County was killed by lightning in the afternoon while walking on the highway and her younger brother was slightly injured.

September 9, 1983:

High winds from the late evening into the early morning hours of the 10th blew through east central South Dakota damaging crops, downing hundreds of trees, breaking windows, damaging roofs and buildings, downing power poles and damaging vehicles. Gusts to 75 mph in Huron moved a semi trailer one-half block. Scattered power outages of up to 24 hours were reported in numerous areas as branches fell across power and telephone lines. Thirty power poles were downed in Kingsbury county alone. Corn, beans, and sunflowers suffered extensive damage in many areas with up to 50 percent losses reported. Gusts up to 90 mph were reported at Lake Poinsett, Lake Norden, and Estelline where roofs and shingles were ripped from buildings and numerous windows were broken. At Lake Poinsett, extensive damage was done to boats, docks, and automobiles. Several grain bins were also damaged or destroyed by the high winds.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1931) Aberdeen: 26 (1898)
Kennebec: 110 (1904) Kennebec: 31 (1943)
Mobridge: 105 (1931) Mobridge: 30 (1943)
Pierre: 102 (1994) Pierre: 35 (1943)
Sisseton: 99 (1952) Sisseton: 37 (2008)
Timber Lake: 106 (1931) Timber Lake: 30 (1943)
Watertown: 103 (1931) Watertown: 27 (1898)
Wheaton: 100 (1959) Wheaton: 36 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.56" (1970)
Kennebec: 1.90" (2002)
Mobridge: 2.10" (1927)
Pierre: 1.91" (2002)
Sisseton: 1.36" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.10" (1927)
Watertown: 0.88" (1947)
Wheaton: 1.35" (1954)


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