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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 12, 1931:

On this day in 1931, near record or record heat came to an end across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. From September 9th through the 12th, many record highs were set at Aberdeen, Kennebec, Mobridge, Timber Lake, Watertown, and Wheaton. High temperatures during this four-day period ranged from 95 degrees to 109 degrees. Aberdeen rose to 107 degrees on the 10th, Kennebec rose to 109 on the 9th, Mobridge rose to 105 on the 9th, Timber Lake’s high was 106 on the 9th, Watertown rose to 104 on the 10th, and Wheaton rose to 108 degrees on the 10th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1931) Aberdeen: 24 (1902)
Kennebec: 102 (2004) Kennebec: 25 (1902)
Mobridge: 102 (1939) Mobridge: 32 (1989)
Pierre: 101 (1939) Pierre: 34 (1974)
Sisseton: 95 (1969) Sisseton: 30 (1902)
Timber Lake: 98 (1939) Timber Lake: 29 (1989)
Watertown: 96 (1990) Watertown: 24 (1902)
Wheaton: 95 (1931) Wheaton: 32 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.81" (1897)
Kennebec: 0.75" (1982)
Mobridge: 1.43" (1961)
Pierre: 0.89" (1985)
Sisseton: 1.06" (1982)
Timber Lake: 1.45" (1961)
Watertown: 1.52" (2005)
Wheaton: 1.57" (1965)


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