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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 15, 1977:

Sioux Falls residents received a rude awakening during the morning hours as thunderstorms rolled through the city. Over two and one-half inches of rain fell in the city in an hour and 15 minutes. The large amount of rain in a short period of time led to street flooding in some areas. Lightning strikes from the storms also started several small fires.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1955) Aberdeen: 28 (1964)
Kennebec: 105 (1955) Kennebec: 28 (1961)
Mobridge: 104 (1948) Mobridge: 28 (1916)
Pierre: 104 (1948) Pierre: 32 (2011)
Sisseton: 101 (1955) Sisseton: 30 (2011)
Timber Lake: 105 (1948) Timber Lake: 26 (1916)
Watertown: 96 (1955) Watertown: 29 (1916)
Wheaton: 95 (1955) Wheaton: 30 (1916)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.30" (1921) Aberdeen: 0.1" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1924)
Mobridge: 0.47" (1967)
Pierre: 1.32" (2010)
Sisseton: 0.92" (2004)
Timber Lake: 0.49" (1968) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1912)
Watertown: 2.56" (2010)
Wheaton: 0.95" (2004)


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