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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 14, 1993:

An early freeze and frost hit the state of South Dakota on the 14th and 15th. On the morning of the 14th some low temperatures included 24 degrees at Rapid City, 19 degrees at Camp Crook and Porcupine, and 31 degrees at Pierre. The 24 degree low at Rapid City broke the old record for the date by 10 degrees and was the earliest in the season it has ever been that cold. The airmass had moderated some by the time in hit eastern South Dakota early on the 15th. Some low temperatures on the 15th included, 28 degrees at Brookings, 30 degrees at Watertown, and 32 at Sioux Falls.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1948) Aberdeen: 28 (1949)
Kennebec: 102 (1939) Kennebec: 28 (2007)
Mobridge: 102 (1948) Mobridge: 28 (1949)
Pierre: 102 (1948) Pierre: 31 (1993)
Sisseton: 97 (1969) Sisseton: 32 (1956)
Timber Lake: 102 (1948) Timber Lake: 25 (1993)
Watertown: 96 (1939) Watertown: 32 (1949)
Wheaton: 94 (1969) Wheaton: 31 (1956)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.38" (2001)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1991)
Mobridge: 0.90" (1917)
Pierre: 0.91" (2001)
Sisseton: 1.54" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.00" (2001)
Watertown: 1.11" (2001)
Wheaton: 1.67" (2008)


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