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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 24, 1986:

Thunderstorm high winds along with several tornados brought damage to parts of western and central South Dakota from the late evening in the morning hours of the 25th. Winds were estimated up to 80 mph. Many trees and power poles were downed along with damage to many buildings. The tornadoes occurred near Newell, east of Cedar Butte, west of Murdo, 20 miles northwest of Pierre, and northwest of Ridgeview in Dewey County.

September 24, 1992:

South winds gusting to 50 to 55 mph across northeast South Dakota during the day toppled several trees and light poles. In Aberdeen, a front window was blown out of a store.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1935) Aberdeen: 23 (2000)
Kennebec: 94 (1935) Kennebec: 19 (1893)
Mobridge: 93 (1992) Mobridge: 24 (1942)
Pierre: 92 (1990) Pierre: 25 (2000)
Sisseton: 96 (1935) Sisseton: 26 (2002)
Timber Lake: 91 (1992) Timber Lake: 22 (1942)
Watertown: 91 (1935) Watertown: 24 (1942)
Wheaton: 90 (2007) Wheaton: 28 (1931)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.15" (1934)
Kennebec: 0.90" (1931) Kennebec: 2.0" (1912)
Mobridge: 0.58" (1986)
Pierre: 0.85" (1973)
Sisseton: 1.40" (1934)
Timber Lake: 1.75" (1915)
Watertown: 2.93" (1934)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1934)


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