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post Mar 16 2009, 07:01 PM
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March 16

U.S. History
# 1975 - A single storm brought 119 inches of snow to Crater Lake, OR establishing a state record. (The Weather Channel)

# 1986 - A small but rare tornado touched down perilously close to Disneyland in Anaheim CA. (Storm Data)

# 1987 - Softball size hail caused millions of dollars damage to automobiles at Del Rio TX. Three persons were injured when hailstones crashed through a shopping mall skylight. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) (The Weather Channel)

# 1988 - A winter storm produced heavy snow in the Central Rockies. Winds gusted to 80 mph at Centerville UT. Eighteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported new record low temperatures for the date, including Tallahassee FL with a reading of 24 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - A winter storm brought heavy snow and high winds to the southwestern U.S. Winds gusted to 60 mph at Lovelock NV, Salt Lake City UT, and Fort Carson CO. Snow fell at a rate of three inches per hour in the Lake Tahoe area of Nevada. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced large hail and damaging winds from northwest Florida to western South Carolina. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 75 mph at Floridatown FL. Sixteen cities across the northeastern quarter of the nation reported record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 78 degrees at Burlington VT smashed their previous record for the date by 23 degrees. New York City reported a record high of 82 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1843 - Great Snowstorm from Gulf of Mexico to Maine. 8 inches in Little Rock. 10 inches in Memphis and Washington. 12 inches in Baltimore, New York City and Philadelphia. Shelbyville, Tennessee received 21 inches.

# 1870 - 24 trains between Springfield and Albany blocked by big snowstorm.

# 1942 - A widespread outbreak of tornadoes occurred across Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana. 25 tornadoes were of F2 intensity or greater. 75 fatalities occurred in Mississippi. Baldwyn, Mississippi was hit by 2 tornadoes (one F4 and the other F3) only 35minutes apart. A violent (F5) tornado tore through Peoria and Marshall counties in Illinois, killing 7 and injuring 70.

# 1990 - 7.75 inches of rain in Montgomery AL.




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post Mar 17 2009, 08:38 AM
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March 17

MN History
1965 Great St. Patrick's Day Blizzard. Two feet of snow dumped at Duluth. 19 inches at
Mora.

U.S. History
# 1892 - A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of record for those areas. (David Ludlum)

# 1906 - The temperature at Snake River, WY, dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1987 - A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A winter storm produced heavy snow from the northeast Texas panhandle to the Ozark area of Missouri and Arkansas. Up to fifteen inches of snow was reported in Oklahoma and Texas. Snowfall totals in the Ozark area ranged up to 14 inches, with unofficial reports as high as 22 inches around Harrison AR. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Strong northerly winds ushered snow and arctic cold into the north central U.S. Winds gusted to 58 mph at Sydney NE and Scottsbluff NE, Cadillac MI received 12 inches of snow, and International Falls MN reported a record low of 22 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow moving cold front produced torrential rains across parts of the southeastern U.S. over a two day period. Flooding claimed the lives of at least 22 persons, including thirteen in Alabama. Up to 16 inches of rain deluged southern Alabama, with 10.63 inches reported at Mobile AL in 24 hours. The town of Elba AL was flooded with 6 to 12 feet of water causing more than 25 million dollars damage, and total flood damage across Alabama exceeded 100 million dollars. Twenty-six counties in the state were declared disaster areas. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1945 - Early heat wave in the East. 92 in Raleigh NC, 90 at Sussex and Hammonton NJ.

# 1952 - A: The ban on using the word "tornado" was actually issued in 1886 and ended in 1952. In the 1880s John P. Finley of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, which then handled weather forecasting for the USA, developed generalized forecasts on which days tornadoes were most likely. But in 1886 the Army ended Finley's program and banned the word "tornado" from forecasts because "the harm done by a (tornado) prediction would eventually be greater than that which results form the tornado itself." The thinking was that people would be trampled in the panic if they heard a tornado was possible. The ban stayed in place after the Weather Bureau, now the National Weather Service, took over forecasting from the Army. A tornado that wrecked 52 large aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., on March 20, 1948, spurred Air Force meteorologists to begin working on ways to forecast twisters. The Weather Bureau also began looking for ways to improve tornado forecasts and established the Severe Local Storm Warning Center, which is now the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The ban on the word "tornado" fell on March 17, 1952 when the new center issued its first "tornado watch."

# 1956 - St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm. Some places near Boston MA pick up 20 inches. Nearby Blue Hill observatory recorded 12.6 inches.

# 1970 - Chicago's greatest snowstorm for so late in season - 14 inches.

# 1985 - A strong (F3) tornado tore through Venice, Florida during the early morning hours. 55 homes were destroyed and 220 were damaged. 2 people were killed and 45 were injured.




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post Mar 19 2009, 08:04 AM
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March 18

MN History
1968 The earliest tornado to hit Minnesota. No one was hurt when it hit Watonwan
County.

U.S. History
# 1925 - The great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S. history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and 148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM. The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)

# 1971 - High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115 mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas. Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A storm in the central U.S. produced up to 10 inches of snow in western Nebraska, and up to six inches of rain in eastern sections of the state. The heavy rains pushed the Elkhorn River out of its banks, submerging the streets of Inman under three feet of water. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Light rain and snow prevailed east of the Mississippi River. Fair weather prevailed west of the Mississippi. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - A storm in the western U.S. produced heavy rain in California, with heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada Range. Venado CA was drenched with 5.40 inches of rain in 24 hours. A dozen cities in the eastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Baltimore MD with a reading of 82 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Heavy rain caused extensive flooding of rivers and streams in Georgia, with total damage running well into the millions. Flooding also claimed six lives. Nearly seven inches of rain caused 2.5 million dollars damage around Columbus, and up to nine inches of rain was reported over the northern Kinchafoonee Basin in Georgia. (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1836 - Ice finally breaks on the Delaware River and 70 ships sail northward in an impressive display.

# 1899 - A tornado, rated F4, killed 12 people and injured 30 on a 17 mile track through Calhoun and Cleburne counties in Alabama.

# 1914 - San Francisco, California reached its highest temperature ever recorded in March. The mercury rose to 86 degrees.

# 1936 - Second heavy rainfall of month produces New England's greatest flooding.

# 1952 - 151.73 inches of rain fell at Cilaos, Reunion Island over a five day period to set the world rainfall record.




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post Mar 19 2009, 08:10 AM
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March 19

MN History
1977 The energy emergency finally ends in Minnesota. It was caused by the extended
cold.

U.S. History
# 1935 - Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado between the 12th and the 25th of the month. Six people died, and many livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground. Schools were closed, and many rural homes were deserted by tenants. (The Weather Channel)

# 1950 - Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for the state of Oregon. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A storm in the western U.S. produced rain and snow from the northern and central Pacific coast to the northern and central Rockies. Heavier snowfall totals included 13 inches at Clear Creek UT, 12 inches at Snow Camp CA and Glacier Park MT, and 10 inches at Kayenta AZ. Wind gusts reached 54 mph at Winslow AZ. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Seven cities in California and Nevada reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 80s and lower 90s. Los Angeles CA reported a record high of 89 degrees. Five cities in south central Texas reported record lows, including El Paso, with a reading of 22 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Six cities reported new record low temperatures for the date as cold arctic air settled into the Upper Midwest for Palm Sunday, including Marquette MI with a reading of 11 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - Rather wintry weather in the eastern U.S. replaced the 80 degree weather of the previous week. Freezing temperatures were reported in northern sections of the Gulf Coast States, and snow began to whiten the Northern and Central Appalachians. Up to eight inches of snow was reported in western Virginia. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1924 - Oklahoma snowstorm dumps over 11 inches of snow in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

# 1948 - An F4 tornado moved through Fosterburg, Bunker Hill, and Gillespie, Illinois, killing 33 people and injuring 449. 2000 buildings in Bunker Hill were damaged or destroyed. Total damage was 3.6 million dollars.

# 1956 - Boston endures its second major snowstorm in three days with 19.5 inches at Blue Hill Observatory. 20 inches fell at Putnam, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts recorded 13 inches. Traffic was paralyzed. This storm made a contribution to the snowiest march ever in southern New England (until 1993).

# 1958 - An extremely heavy, wet snow fell from Virginia to New England. Totals ranged as high as 17-30 inches. 49 people died in storm related fatalities. 800 people were trapped in restaurant along Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morganton. 38 inches fell at Morganton in 24 hours and 50 inches total in 3 days, which was a Pennsylvania state record.

# 1964 - 39 inches of snow fell at Cape Whittle Quebec, the greatest one day snow total in Quebec province.

# 1984 - 10-20 inches of snow fell from a major blizzard across parts of Kansas and Nebraska on the 18th and 19th. Parts of northeastern Kansas were affected by a severe ice storm. Ice accumulations to 1 inch thick were common. A 1400 foot radio tower in Topeka KS was toppled by an ice accumulation 3 inches thick. It would be one of Kansas' worst ever ice storms.

# 1986 - Wind gust recorded to 153 mph in Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains, the highest ever recorded in the United Kingdom.



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post Mar 20 2009, 08:06 AM
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March 20

MN History
1991 Early tornado hits Faribault county from Bricelyn to Wells.

U.S. History
# 1924 - A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)

# 1948 - The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)

# 1984 - A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)

# 1987 - A storm produced blizzard conditions in Wyoming and eastern Nebraska, and severe thunderstorms in central Nebraska. Snowfall totals ranged up to 12 inches at Glenrock WY and Chadron NE. Thunderstorms in central Nebraska produced wind gusts to 69 mph at Valentine, and wind gusts to 76 mph at Bartley. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Squalls in the Great Lakes Region left up to eight inches of new snow on the ground in time for the official start of spring. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Tucson AZ with a reading of 89 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Snow and high winds created blizzard conditions in western Kansas to usher in the official start of the spring season. Thunderstorms produced severe weather from east Texas to Alabama and northwest Florida, with nearly fifty reports of large hail and damaging winds during the afternoon and evening hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - The northeastern U.S. was in the midst of a snowstorm as spring officially began at 4:19 PM. Snowfall totals in the Green Mountains of Vermont ranged up to thirty inches, and up to 15 inches of snow was reported in the Catskills and Adirondacks of eastern New York State. Totals in eastern Pennsylvania ranged up to 12 inches at Armenia Mountain. The storm resulted in one death, and forty-nine injuries. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1924 - A late season winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

# 1948 - An F3 tornado tracked through Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City just before 10 p.m. destroying 52 aircraft. More than 10 million dollars damage was done making this the costliest tornado on record up to the time in Oklahoma. Major EG Fawbush and Robert C Miller ordered forecasters to see if a tornado forecast for the next day was possible. On March 25 at 6pm, a forecasted tornado would occur, crossing the prepared base and damage was minimized.

# 1958 - A coastal storm dumped heavy, wet snow fell in southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. 38 inches fell at Morgantown in 24 hours with 50 inches in 3 days which is a Pennsylvania State record. Mt. Airy, Maryland was buried under 33 inches while Allentown, Pennsylvania checked in with 20 inches.

# 1997 - Record heat in the West. San Diego CA set a new record for the date with a temperature of 88, breaking the old record of 84, set in 1931. It was their second day in a row of record high temperatures. Los Angeles CA set a new record high for the third day in a row with a noon time reading of 91. Other record highs included 78 in Rapid City SD.

# 1997 - Flooding in the Northwest from heavy rains and melting snows caused 36 mudslides in 24 hours in the Seattle WA area destroying four homes, less than 3 months after severe flooding hit the same area. Rain was especially heavy along the Washington coast, with almost 21 inches in four days at the Wynoochee River measuring station near Aberdeen.

# 1998 - No watch and no warning were in effect when a tornado struck the area around Gainesville GA during the early morning hours. Two schools and dozens of homes were in the path of the fast moving twister that killed 14 people. Two other people were killed in the late afternoon in Stoneville NC as a tornado heavily damaged the business district of the town of 3,000 people.



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post Mar 22 2009, 07:29 PM
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March 21

MN History
1953 Tornado hits the northern St. Cloud area with high winds from martin to Stearns
County.

U.S. History
# 1932 - A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334 persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit. Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)

# 1952 - Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A winter storm in the Northern High Plains Region produced blizzard conditions in western South Dakota. Winds gusted to 70 mph at Rapid City SD, and snowfall totals ranged up to 20 inches at Lead SD. The high winds produced snow drifts six feet high. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Bitterly cold weather prevailed across the northeastern U.S. Portland ME reported their coldest spring day of record with a morning low of 5 above, and an afternoon high of just 21 degrees. Marquette MI reported a record low of 15 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)

# 1989 - Snow blanketed the northeastern U.S. early in the day, with six inches reported at Rutland VT. Morning and afternoon thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds from southwestern Mississippi to southwest Georgia. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - The first full day of spring was a cold one for the eastern U.S. Freezing temperatures damaged 62 percent of the peach crop in upstate South Carolina, and 72 percent of the peach crop in the ridge area of South Carolina. Elkins WV, which a week earlier reported a record high of 82 degrees, was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 16 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1801 - Jefferson Flood hits the Connecticut Valley. The flooding was the greatest since 1692. The Federalists named the flood for the new President, who they blamed for the disaster.

# 1868 - The winter of 1868 set major snowfall records that would not be equaled for over a century. New York City locations reported 80-89 inches during the winter, Boston 83 inches, Middletown CT 96 inches. On the 21st, one of the major snowstorms in Mid Atlantic history dumped 15-20 inches of snow in Philadelphia, 32 inches in 16 hours on Georgetown DE, and an average 30 inch snow in New York City. This snowstorm would rank as the third largest snowstorm since 1843.

# 1936 - The Connecticut River at Hartford reaches its highest stage ever (37 feet above flood stage) during the Great New England Flood of 1936. The river had never reached 30 feet.

# 1968 - It rained for 36 straight hours in Memphis, Tennessee, before the rain changed to snow and accumulated to 16.1 inches before ending 20 hours later.

# 1992 - Intense snow squalls associated with a stalled cold front and a "norlun" instability trough buried Kennebunkport, Maine under 14 inches of snow in only 4 hours. Goose Rocks Beach reported an amazing two feet in the same time period. Portland, Maine recorded 4 inches of snow in just one hour with a total of 11.4 inches. Nearly 6 inches of snow fell in one hour in the Beverly, Massachusetts area, resulting in a 27 car pile up on route 128 and the closing down of the route for 1.5 hours.

# 1997 - 93 at Hobart OK and 86 at Harrison AR set records for the date.



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March 22

MN History
1952 Snowstorm dumps 13.2 inches on the Twin Cities. Tornado outbreak the day
before from Missouri to Tennessee.

1991 Ice storm began during the afternoon and ended as the event changed to heavy, wet
snow on the 23rd. This event coated the city of Duluth with as much as 6 inches of ice.
The 850-foot WDIO TV tower was toppled. 4 million pine trees were damaged or
destroyed with the heaviest damage at G.C. Andrews State Forest near Moose Lake in
Pine County.

U.S. History
# 1920 - A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude". (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)

# 1954 - Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - An intense storm produced heavy snow in the southern and central Rockies, and high winds from southern California to West Texas. Wolf Creek Pass CO received 24 inches of snow, and winds gusted to 69 mph at Ruidoso NM. Blizzard conditions were reported in eastern Colorado. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Rain and high winds battered the Northern Pacific Coast Region, with wind gusts to 78 mph at Ocean Shores WA. The high winds uprooted trees and down power lines. Ten cities in the northeastern U.S. reported new record low temperatures for the date. Eight cities in the central U.S. reported record highs. Southerly winds gusting to 60 mph helped push the mercury at Ottumwa IA to a record warm reading of 83 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Six cities in the Great Lakes Region, and three in southern Texas, reported new record low temperatures for the date, including Alpena MI with a reading of 9 above zero, and Brownsville TX with a reading of 38 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - A surge of arctic air kept temperatures in the teens and 20s during the day in the north central U.S., and heavy snow fell over parts of Montana. Record warmth was reported in the western U.S.,and in Alaska. Phoenix AZ reported a record high of 94 degrees, and the town of Barrow, located along the arctic coast of Alaska, reported a record high of 20 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1872 - For 161st consecutive day, the temperature was below freezing at Muscatine IA.

# 1872 - Heavy snows in Dixie. 10 inches fell in Oconee County in western South Carolina.

# 1897 - Arlington Academy in Arlington GA was struck by an F2 tornado at 8:30 in the morning as students and two teachers watched out the window. The tornado was upon them before they realized the danger they were in. At least 8 people at the school were killed. Rescuers worked for hours in a driving rain to free the injured.

# 1936 - Major flooding in the east. Floods were at their crest on rivers from Maine to Ohio. New Hampshire is hard hit with factories and industries destroyed and hundreds left homeless. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania reached 6.1 feet, Harrisburg hit 3.5 feet, and Hartford hit 8.6 feet, a depth greater than ever before. 107 lives were lost and damage was placed at $270 million.

# 1957 - The western Plains was reeling from a major snowstorm which dumped as much as 20 inches of snow in western Kansas. Drifts reached 30 feet. Snow would still be evident on April 15 from this storm. Tens of thousands of livestock died, some suffocating after being caked in snow and mud.

# 1968 - Dayton OH picks up 11.3 inches of snow which would stand as greatest 24 hour snowfall on record until blizzard of '78.

# 1977 - A blockbuster coastal storm lashed New York and New England. Norfolk, Connecticut was buried under 33 inches of snow. 24 inches was reported at Pittsfield, Massachusetts and 18 inches piled up at Gardner, Massachusetts. Snow amounts exceeded 30 inches in the Catskills in southeastern New York. 3 to 5 inches of rain deluged south coastal New England and wind gusts reached 60 to 90 mph. A 450 foot.

# 1997 - Stargazers had their best nighttime view of the Hale-Bopp comet. The comet made its closest pass to the Earth on this date...123 million miles away. With an icy core up to 25 miles in diameter, Hale-Bopp is trailing dust and gas tens of millions of miles across space as it dives into the melting warmth of the sun. Astronomers estimate it's nearly ten times the size of the typical comet and four times that of the famous Halley's Comet, which thrilled starwatchers in 1986. The last comet this hefty to pass close to Earth was the Great Comet of 1811. The last time Hale-Bopp was visible was over four thousand years ago.

# 1997 - Louisiana residents near the flooded Mississippi River met with unwelcome visitors: snakes and alligators displaced by the river. New Orleans officials warned joggers and other visitors to the recreation area along Lake Ponchartrain to watch out for the slithering reptiles. The river, at its highest level since the 1927 flooding, sent residents to shelters and completely surrounded the state prison at Angola, where prisoners labored to shore up the last remaining levee with sandbags.

# 1997 - Heavy snow fell across parts of New England. 8 inches of snow fell at Danforth, Maine, with 4 inches at Grand Falls, Maine.



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March 23

MN History
1966 Snowstorm brings a foot of snow to southern Minnesota.

U.S. History
# 1913 - A vicious tornado hit the city of Omaha, NE. The tornado struck during the late afternoon on Easter Sunday, and in just twelve minutes cut a swath of total destruction five miles long and two blocks wide across the city killing 94 persons and causing 3.5 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)

# 1916 - Pocatello, ID, received a record 14.6 inches of snow in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A blizzard raged across western Kansas, and the panhandle of Texas and Oklahoma. Pampa TX received 21 inches of snow, and winds gusted to 78 mph at Dodge City KS Altus OK. Governor Hayden declared forty-six counties in western Kansas a disaster area. In southwest Kansas, the storm was described as the worst in thirty years. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms developing along a strong cold front spawned tornadoes near Roberts ID and Bridger MT. Strong and gusty winds prevailed in the western U.S. Wind gusts in the southwest part of Reno NV reached 89 mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Charlotte and Wilmington, NC, reported rainfall records for the date as showers and thunderstorms prevailed in the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain glazed parts of North Carolina and southern Virginia. Gale force winds produced a heavy surf along the coast of North Carolina. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - An upper level storm system produced heavy snow in the Lower Missouri Valley. Snowfall totals ranged up to nine inches at Kansas City MO, with eight inches reported at Falls City NE, Columbia MO and Saint Louis MO. Thunderstorms produced heavy snow in the Kansas City area during the evening rush hour. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1765 - A major snowstorm struck the eastern Seaboard from Massachusetts inland to Pennsylvania. Reports showed as much as 2 1/2 feet of snow fell in some locations.

# 1899 - Whopping 141 inches of snow fell at Ruby CO between the 23rd and 30th to establish the state record for greatest snowfall from a single storm.

# 1912 - Olathe KS picks up 37 inches of snow on the 23rd and 24th to establish the state's record for greatest snowfall from single storm.

# 1913 - Massive flooding occurred on the Ohio River and its tributaries as rains of 10 inches and more fell across a wide area of the Ohio River basin. 467 people were killed in the massive flooding. 75,000 homeless.

# 1957 - Western Blizzard dumps 20 inches of snow and blows it into drifts 30 feet high. Thousands of head of cattle perished in the cold.

# 1987 - Avalanche in British Columbia killed 7 skiers. They were buried under 13 feet of snow and drug one half mile.



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March 24

MN History
1851 Heat wave across Minnesota with 60's and 70's common.

U.S. History
# 1912 - Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a record. By late February of that year Kansas City had received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A winter-like storm in the central U.S. produced blizzard conditions from South Dakota to western Kansas. Snowfall totals ranged up to 24 inches at Neligh NE, with 19 inches at Winner SD. Winds gusting to 60 mph created twelve foot snow drifts in Nebraska stranding thousands on the highways. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather from Minnesota to northeastern Texas. The thunderstorms spawned ten tornadoes, including one which injured five persons near Raymondville MO. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Low pressure off the coast of Virginia brought heavy rain to the Middle Atlantic Coast States, and heavy snow to the Northern Appalachians. Cape Hatteras NC was soaked with 5.20 inches of rain in 24 hours, and snowfall totals in Vermont ranged up to 12 inches. Winds gusted to 52 mph at New York City. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - The storm system which produced heavy snow in the Lower Missouri Valley the previous day, spread heavy snow across parts of the Upper Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. Snowfall totals of 2.2 inches at Philadelphia PA and 2.4 inches at Atlantic City NJ were records for the date. Up to six inches of snow blanketed southern Ohio. In the Middle Atlantic Coast Region, snow coated the blossoms of cherry trees which had bloomed in 80 degree weather the previous week. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1765 - Major coastal storm dumps as much as 2 feet of snow in the Northeast and causes shipwrecks all along the East Coast.

# 1957 - Amarillo Texas picks up 11 inches of snow. Drifts piled up to 14 feet.

# 1975 - "The Governor's Tornado." Early morning twister hop-scotched a 13 mile path across the west part of Atlanta. So named because it caused considerable damage to the governor's mansion. Hundreds of expensive homes, businesses and apartment complexes were damaged. Total losses were estimated at $56 million. 3 people lost their lives in the storm and another 152 were injured by the F3 tornado.

# 1983 - A late March snowstorm set many heavy snow records for so late in the season from east-central Alabama, across northern Georgia and parts of the Carolinas. Records included 11 inches at Cornelia, Georgia, 10 inches at Charlotte, North Carolina, 8.7 inches at Athens, Georgia, and 7.9 inches at Atlanta GA. It was the heaviest snowfall ever for the Georgia capital and the most ever recorded in March.

# 1993 - What was to be called "the winter of the return of the big snows" continued to set records. Boston, Massachusetts had 8.6 inches of snow on this day to push its monthly total to 38.9 inches, which set a new march monthly snowfall record. The old record was 33.0 inches set in 1916. Boston's seasonal snowfall total now stood at 81.7 inches, the third snowiest winter season on record.



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# 1843 - A second great snowstorm hit the northeastern U.S. The storm produced snow from Maine all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Natchez MS received three inches of snow, and up to 15 inches buried eastern Tennessee. Coastal Maine received 204 inches of snow that winter. (David Ludlum)

# 1914 - Society Hill, SC, was buried under 18 inches of snow, establishing a state record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1934 - A spring storm produced 21 inches of snow at Amarillo TX in 24 hours. However, much of the snow melted as it fell, and as a result, the snow cover was never any deeper than 4.5 inches. (David Ludlum)

# 1948 - For the second time in less than a week airplanes were destroyed by a tornado at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City OK. A March 20th tornado destroyed fifty planes at Tinker AFB causing more than ten million dollars damage, and the March 25th tornado destroyed another thirty-five planes causing six million dollars damage. The first tornado struck without warning, and caused more damage than any previous tornado in the state of Oklahoma. The second tornado was predicted by Fawbush and Miller of the United States Air Force, and their accurate tornado forecast ushered in the modern era of severe weather forecasting. (The Weather Channel) (Storm Data) (The National Severe Storms Forecast Center)

# 1975 - The town of Sandberg reported a wind gust to 101 mph, a record for the state of California. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Heavy rain left rivers and streams swollen in Kansas and Nebraska, causing considerable crop damage due to flooding of agricultural areas. The Saline River near Wilson Reservoir in central Kansas reached its highest level since 1951. March rainfall at Grand Island NE exceeded their previous record of 5.57 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - An early season heat wave prevailed in the southwestern U.S. The high of 93 degrees at Tucson AZ was a new record for March. Windy conditions prevailed across the central and eastern U.S. Winds gusted to 60 mph at Minneapolis MN, and reached 120 mph atop Rendezvous Peak WY. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - A Pacific storm brought wet weather to much of the western third of the country, with heavy snow in some of the higher elevations. La Porte CA was drenched with 3.56 inches of rain in 24 hours. Up to 24 inches of snow blanketed the Sierra Nevada Range. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Temperatures dipped below zero in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region. Hardin MT was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 10 degrees below zero. Freezing drizzle was reported in the Southern Plains Region, with afternoon highs only in the 30s from the Southern High Plains to Missouri and Arkansas. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1901 - As many as 20 or more people are killed by an F3 tornado that moved across parts of Birmingham, Alabama. The twister cut a 15 mile path from the south side of the city across to Avondale and then to Irondale.

# 1909 - Winds gusted to 87 mph at Blue Hill Observatory in Massachusetts.

# 1992 - Severe thunderstorms moving through Lake, Orange, and Seminole counties in Florida dropped hailstones up to 4 inches in diameter and resulted in what is called "the most economically destructive force ever to hit the Orlando area" -- worse even than Hurricane Donna which struck Florida in 1960. Damage totaled $60 million making this the costliest hailstorm ever in Florida, exceeding the damage done by another hailstorm which occurred only 19 days earlier on March 6th. The nursery industry in southern Lake county and western Orange county was virtually shut down by the hailstorm. Literally millions of glass panes were broken. Hail up to baseball size hit the University of Central Florida. The largest official hailstone recorded was 3.00" at the UCF -the second largest Florida hailstone on record, but residents reported larger hail that melted.

# 1993 - A severe thunderstorm produced hailstones up to 2 inches in diameter across the west, north, and northeast sections of Austin, Texas resulting in the worst and costliest hailstorm in the city's history. An estimated 75 million dollars in damage was done to cars, roofs, skylights, greenhouses, and vegetation. 60 people were injured by the hail as they scrambled to protect the vehicles and other valuables.

# 1995 - The first of three big hailstorms of the spring struck the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. A severe thunderstorm moved across Dallas County, dumping hailstones up to 3 inches in diameter. Total damage reached $80 million.

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# 1913 - The Ohio River Basin flood reached a peak. Ten inch rains over a wide area of the Ohio River Basin inundated cities in Ohio, drowning 467 persons, and causing 147 million dollars damage. The Miami River at Dayton reached a level eight feet higher than ever before. The flood, caused by warm weather and heavy rains, was the second mostly deadly of record for the nation. (David Ludlum)

# 1954 - The temperature at Allaket AK plunged to 69 degrees below zero. (The Weather Channel)

# 1971 - Parts of northern and central Georgia experienced their worst snow and ice storm since 1935. Two day power outages ruined two million eggs at poultry hatches. Two persons were killed when a tree landed on their car. (25th-26th) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A cold front crossing the Plateau Region produced high winds in Utah causing some property damage. Winds gusted to 51 mph at Salt Lake City. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Twenty cities in the southwestern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 73 degrees at Flagstaff AZ, 90 degrees at Sacramento CA, 95 degrees at Santa Maria CA, 95 degrees at Los Angeles CA, 99 degrees at Tucson AZ, and 100 degrees at Phoenix AZ set records for March. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - The "Easter Bunny" brought record warm temperatures to the central U.S. while such records were still welcome. A dozen cities reported record warm readings, including Dodge City KS with an afternoon high of 88 degrees. Strong southerly winds gusted to 51 mph at Dodge City, and reached 55 mph at Salina KS. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Fair weather prevailed across the nation for the second day in a row. Freezing temperatures were reported in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region in the wake of an early spring snowstorm. Afternoon highs were again in the 70s and 80s in the southeastern U.S., and for the ninth day in a row, temperatures in the southwestern U.S. reached the 90s. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1884 - Two steamers crushed by ice during the breakup of a major ice jam in Bismarck ND.

# 1891 - Varied weather can still happen in late March, as evidenced by the foot of snow that fell in Washington DC on this date in 1891. Up to five inches has fallen as late as March 30-31 in the nation's capital.

# 1930 - 19.2 inches of snow in 2 days at Chicago. Record stood until January 1967.

# 1950 - Dumont, South Dakota, set the state's snowfall records for 24 hours (38 inches) and a single storm (60 inches) between the 26th and 28th.

# 1983 - A heavy snowstorm struck from eastern Nebraska to southwestern Minnesota. A general 10 to 20 inches of snow fell. Lyons, Nebraska recorded 24 inches. The 13.3 inches that fell at Omaha, Nebraska set a new record for the heaviest spring snowfall on record.




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MN History
1956 70 mph wind hits Austin. 100,000 dollars damage done to a motel when a 5-ton
roof slammed into it.

U.S. History
# 1890 - An outbreak of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. One of the tornadoes struck Louisville KY killing 78 persons and causing four million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)

# 1950 - A three day snowstorm in the High Plains Region finally came to an end. The storm produced 34 inches of snow in 24 hours at Dumont, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and a total of 50 inches. (David Ludlum)

# 1984 - The temperature at Brownsville, TX, soared to 106 degrees, and Cotulla, TX, reached 108 degrees, equaling the March record for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - The second blizzard in less than a week hit eastern Colorado and western Kansas. Snowfall totals ranged up to 24 inches at San Isabel CO. Winds gusted to 50 mph at Goodland KS. The high winds piled snow into massive drifts, closing roads for days and killing thousands of cattle. Snow drifts thirty feet high were reported in northwest Kansas. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Temperatures rose quickly, then dropped just as rapidly, in the central U.S. Eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 80s. In southeastern Colorado, the temperature at Lamar CO reached 91 degrees. Strong southerly winds gusted to 63 mph at Gage OK. Strong northwesterly winds, gusting to 61 mph at Goodland KS, then proceeded to usher much colder air into the area. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in the south central U.S. Two tornadoes were reported, and there were 77 other reports of large hail and damaging winds. Baseball size hail was reported at Willow OK and Bartlesville OK. Twenty-six cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Yankton SD with a reading of 84 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Temperatures dipped into the teens and single numbers in the northeastern U.S. Scranton PA tied their record for the date with a morning low of 18 degrees. Temperatures warmed into the 60s and lower 70s in the Pacific Northwest. The afternoon high of 65 degrees at Astoria OR equalled their record for the date. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1931 - A blizzard which struck western Kansas and adjoining states was called the "worst since January 1888". The low temperature of 3 degrees below zero which was reached during the blizzard stands as the coldest recorded so late in the season.

# 1964 - One of the most powerful earthquakes on record, measuring 8.6 on the Richter scale, devastates many of the Alaskan coastal towns and villages. Major damage occurred in Anchorage. Powerful tsunamis generated by the earthquake affected a large area of the Pacific. 15 people were killed later that night on the coasts of Oregon and Northern California. Many of the amazingly low 115 fatalities recorded in the Good Friday Quake were killed by tsunamis and ocean waves.

# 1971 - Parts of central and north Georgia were recovering from the snow and ice storm of the 25th-26th, the worst since 1935. Power losses led to 2 million eggs ruined at poultry hatcheries. In some areas, power was off for up to two days. Two people died when a tree fell on their car.

# 1986 - Miramar FL recorded 10.37 inches of rain.

# 1991 - Severe thunderstorms were widespread over the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and the Great Lakes area with more than 300 reports of severe weather, including 28 tornadoes. Four F3 tornadoes struck Michigan. Another F3 tornado injured 18 people and did $12 million dollars in damage in the Nettle Lake area in Ohio. Huge hailstones, 4.5 inches in diameter, fell at Portage, Michigan and a wind gust of 89mph was recorded at Franklin, Wisconsin.

# 1994 - Goshen Church Alabama Tornado Outbreak. What began as a peaceful Palm Sunday quickly changed to a historic day in weather history when a powerful tornado ripped through northern Georgia and southern Alabama. By the time the storm was over twenty-two were dead and ninety-two were injured by the twister. An F4 tornado cut a 50 mile path from Ragland in St. Clair, County Alabama to the Georgia line. The storm touched down near Ragland at 10:51 am. The storm struck Ohatchee, then roared across northeastern Calhoun County, passing near Piedmont and hitting Goshen. It then struck the Spring Garden and Rock Run communities. The most disastrous damage occurred at Goshen, where the twister struck the Goshen United Methodist Church at 11:37 am. 20 people were killed at the church, which did not hear the tornado warning issued ten minutes earlier by the National Weather Service in Birmingham. A tornado watch had been issued at 9:30 am. Following the tornadoes, Vice President Al Gore pledged to extend NOAA Weatheradio coverage into the areas affected by the twisters, which had previously been unable to receive the alarm signals.




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1924 A drought was broken in Southern Minnesota with style as 25 inches of snow fell.

U.S. History
# 1917 - Thane Creek, AK, reported a snow cover of 190 inches. (The Weather Channel)

# 1984 - A violent outbreak of tornadoes hit the Carolinas. Thunderstorms spawned 22 tornadoes during the late afternoon and evening hours which killed 57 persons and injured 1248 others. Nearly half the deaths occurred in mobile homes. A tornado from near Tatum SC to southern Cumberland County NC was 2.5 miles in width at times. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A blizzard raged from southern Nebraska to central Iowa. Snowfall totals ranged up to 17 inches at Blue Hill NE. Winds gusted to 68 mph at Carroll IA. High winds produced snow drifts twenty feet high in western Iowa, and produced wind chill readings as cold as 30 degrees below zero in Nebraska. The snowfall total of 9.4 inches at Omaha NE was a record for the date. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Severe thunderstorms in central Oklahoma produced hail up to four inches in diameter causing 35 million dollars in southern Oklahoma County. Baseball size hail and seven inches of rain caused another eighteen million dollars damage in Stephens County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed from the Southern and Central Plains to the Atlantic coast. Eighteen cities reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 81 degrees at Beckley WV was a record for March, and the high of 90 degrees in downtown Baltimore MD tied their March record. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - A storm system brought heavy snow to the west central and southern mountains of Wyoming, and high winds to the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah. Snowfall totals in Wyoming ranged up to ten inches at the Snowy Ski Range Area, and the storm pushed the snowfall total for the month at Cheyenne above 37 inches, surpassing their previous record for March of 35 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1920 - Major outbreak of tornadoes from Alabama and Georgia to Michigan. Tornado in Chicago kills 20. Worst in city's history. 50 killed in Alabama and Georgia. West Point GA hardest hit. 20 people were killed and 300 were injured as an F4 tornado ripped through Will and Cook counties in Illinois. Total damage was 2 million dollars.

# 1921 - Cold front caused temperatures to plummet 20 degrees in 20 minutes in the Garden State of New Jersey. Temperatures as dramatic as 55 degrees in 18 hours also observed.

# 1942 - 22 inches of snow in Baltimore MD.

# 1945 - Record heat wave in East. 90 degree temperatures observed in parts of Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

# 1955 - Marianna FL picks up one inch of snow for latest measurable snow in the Sunshine State. Ground was whitened in Panama City FL.

# 1980 - Although springtime was starting in the Rocky Mountains, the snow just kept on coming! One foot or more of snow fell over portions of eastern Colorado, southwest Nebraska, northwest Kansas and southeastern Wyoming. Winds reached 40 mph and Valentine, Nebraska received 13 inches of snow. North Platte, Nebraska checked in with 15 inches.


# 1992 - 1.6 inches of snow fell on this date at Syracuse, New York. This brought the seasonal snowfall total to 162.8 inches, which set a new all-time seasonal snowfall record for the location. The old seasonal record was 162.0 inches set back in the winter of 1989-90

# 1996 - Williamsport, Pennsylvania recorded .8 inches of snow on this day to bring its seasonal snowfall total to 83.9 inches -- the city's snowiest winter ever.



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March 29

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1986 Record warmth with July-like temperatures. The Twin Cities hits 83.

U.S. History
# 1886 - Atlanta, GA, was drenched with a record 7.36 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)

# 1920 - Clear Spring, MD, received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours to establish a state record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1921 - The temperature in Washington D.C. dropped from 82 degrees to 26 degrees thus ending an early spring. (David Ludlum)

# 1935 - A severe duststorm blanketed Amarillo, TX, for 84 hours. During one six hour period the visibility was near zero. (28th-31st) (The Weather Channel)

# 1945 - Providence, RI, hit 90 degrees to establish a March record for the New England area. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in Mississippi, and produced high winds and heavy rain in Louisiana. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 92 mph at Houma LA, and caused a million dollars damage in Terrebonne Parish. Avondale LA was deluged with 4.52 inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley spawned a tornado which injured two persons at Bunkie LA, and produced high winds which down a large tree onto a trailer at Bastrop LA claiming the life of one child and injuring another. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced torrential rains in northeastern Texas and southwestern Arkansas. Longview TX reported 14.16 inches of rain. More than eleven inches of rain at Henderson TX caused a dam to give way, and people left stranded in trees had to be rescued by boat. Total damage in northeastern Texas was estimated at 10 to 16 million dollars. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather in southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana. Thunderstorms spawned seven tornadoes, including one which injured seven persons at Gray LA. Thunderstorms also produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 70 mph at Port O'Conner TX, and produced up to six inches of rain in Beauregard Parish LA. (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1848 - Niagara Falls eased to a trickle during the late afternoon, then was "silent" for 30 hours. An ice jam at the neck of Lake Erie and the Niagara River entrance between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, was caused by wind, waves, and lake currents.

# 1879 - The temperature at Los Angeles, California climbed to 99 degrees, which is 3 degrees higher than any other March day had ever reached in the city.

# 1942 - The "Palm Sunday snowstorm" buried Baltimore, Maryland under 22 inches of snow in 24 hours. This was the heaviest 24 hour snowfall ever for the city for the month of March as well as the heaviest snow for so late in the season.

# 1973 - The largest official hailstone recorded in Florida -3 1/2", measured in Walton County.

# 1980 - Heavy rains produced mudslides in Natchez, Mississippi. The slides covered two buildings on Silver Street, killing 3 people and injuring 4.

# 1984 - A savage "nor'Easter" battered New England. The central pressure of the low dropped to 963 millibars over the Atlantic east of New Jersey. Winds gusted to 108 mph at Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, Massachusetts and to 97 mph at Martha's Vineyard. 8 to 16 inches of heavy wet snow fell in interior southern New England. Numerous thunderstorms also accompanied this spring blizzard. One thunderstorm produced a microburst at Southborough, Massachusetts which flattened about 5 acres of red pines -- a most unusual occurrence for a nor'easter.

# 1991 - Weak tornadoes can kill too. F1 tornado struck town of Munford Alabama at 530am, destroying 8 mobile homes. Family of four killed when their trailer home sailed airborne. Total fatalities: 5.

# 1993 - A severe thunderstorm dumped .73 inches of rain in a little over an hour at the National Weather Service office in San Antonio, Texas. This brought the March rainfall to 6.11 inches and this set a new monthly record for rainfall in March. The old record was 5.91 inches set back in 1921.

# 1996 - 2.9 inches of snow on this day at Newark, New Jersey brought its seasonal snowfall to 77.7 inches. This broke the old seasonal snowfall record of 75.2 inches that had stood for 128 years.

# 1998 - The town of Comfrey MN was devastated by an F4 tornado that was 1.5 miles wide. St. Peter MN was hit by an F3 tornado on the same day.



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March 30

MN History
1938 Springtime flooding hits Warroad and Grand Marais.

U.S. History
# 1823 - A great Northeast storm with hurricane force winds raged from Pennsylvania to Maine. The storm was most severe over New Jersey with high tides, uprooted trees, and heavy snow inland. (David Ludlum)

# 1899 - A storm which buried Ruby, CO, under 141 inches of snow came to an end. Ruby was an old abandoned mining town on the Elk Mountain Range in the Crested Butte area. (The Weather Channel)

# 1977 - Hartford, CT, hit 87 degrees to establish a record for the month of March. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A storm spread heavy snow across the Ohio Valley and Lower Great Lakes Region. Cleveland OH received sixteen inches of snow in 24 hours, their second highest total of record. Winds gusting to 50 mph created 8 to 12 foot waves on Lake Huron. The storm also ushered unseasonably cold air into the south central and southeastern U.S., with nearly one hundred record lows reported in three days. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A winter-like storm developed in the Central Rockies. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to 15 inches at the Brian Head Ski Resort, and winds in Arizona gusted to 59 mph at Show Low. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms developing along and ahead of a slow moving cold front produced large hail and damaging winds at more than fifty locations across the southeast quarter of the nation, and spawned a tornado which injured eleven persons at Northhampton NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Low pressure produced heavy snow in central Maine and northern New Hampshire, with up to eight inches reported in Maine. A slow moving Pacific storm system produced 18 to 36 inches of snow in the southwestern mountains of Colorado in three days. Heavier snowfall totals included 31 inches at Wolf Creek Pass and 27 inches at the Monarch Ski Area. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
#1805 - Battery Park strewn with 24 inch snow rollers, which looked "like boulders in a New England hayfield" following ferocious storm which struck New York City between the 26th and 28th. Snow rollers are natural snowballs that are formed when winds blow over a snow covered surface.

# 1938 - A large brick farmhouse east of Edwardsville, Illinois, was destroyed by a strong tornado. A farmhouse on the same site had been destroyed by another strong tornado on May 18, 1883, and a woman caught outside the house was killed.

# 1970 - Not very nice weather for eastern across northern New Jersey. Up to 20 inches of snow fell and temperatures plunged from spring like readings near 60 degrees on the 26th to 2 degrees on the 30th.

# 1977 - Hot in the east. 95 at Binghamton NY. Baltimore reached 87 at the airport.

# 1997 - Early morning tornadoes across southeastern Tennessee injured 26 people. Two people were killed a hours earlier in Kentucky by twisters.



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March 31

MN History
1843 Don't put the coats away yet. The low at Ft. Snelling was -11.

1896 A strong snowstorm dumps 13.5 inches of snow at Maple Plain. Vivid lightning in
storm with 10-12 flashes per minute. Visibility was down to less than one block. The
temperature was 57 at Maple Plain the day before.

U.S. History
# 1890 - Saint Louis, MO, received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours. It was the worst snowstorm of record for the St Louis. (David Ludlum)

# 1954 - The temperature at Rio Grande City, TX, hit 108 degrees, which for thirty years was a U.S. record for the month of March. (The Weather Channel)

# 1962 - A tornado struck the town of Milton, FL, killing 17 persons and injuring 100 others. It was the worst tornado disaster in Florida history. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - March went out like a lion in the northeastern U.S. A slow moving storm produced heavy snow in the Lower Great Lakes Region, and heavy rain in New England. Heavy rain and melting snow caused catastrophic flooding along rivers and streams in Maine and New Hampshire. Strong southerly winds ahead of the storm gusted to 62 mph at New York City, and reached 87 mph at Milton MA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - March went out like a lion in eastern Colorado. A winter-like storm produced 42 inches of snow at Lake Isabel, including 20 inches in six hours. Fort Collins reported 15 inches of snow in 24 hours. Winds gusted to 80 mph at Centerville UT. Albuquerque NM received 14 inches of snow. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Afternoon thunderstorms produced severe weather from North Carolina to Pennsylvania. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 76 mph at Cape Henry VA. While squalls blanketed northwest Pennsylvania with up to 9 inches of snow, thunderstorms in eastern Pennsylvania produced golf ball size hail at Avondale. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - The month of March went out just as it came in, like a lamb. Marquette MI, which started the month with a record high of 52 degrees, equalled their record for the date with a reading of 62 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1843 - 4 feet of snow on the ground in Gardiner ME following the snowiest March on record. Also cold across the central part of the nation. Average temperature for month at Minneapolis 25 degrees below normal.

# 1933 - 37 people were killed and 170 were injured as an F4 tornado moved through Jones, Jasper, Clarke counties in Mississippi.

# 1942 - 107 inches of rain during the month at Puu Kukui Maui HI. to set US record for rainfall in one month. Same place also holds US annual rainfall record with 578 inches in 1950.

# 1973 - Three F4 tornadoes across Georgia and South Carolina. First storm cut a 33 mile path though Georgia, killing 1 person and causing $75 million in Conyers. Second tornado touched down near where the first twister dissipated and roared NE for 35 miles. Heavy damage at Athens and 2 people were killed by this twister. The two storms caused $113 million in total damage, the most expensive natural disaster in the history of Georgia. 7 people were killed by the third tornado, which touched down in South Carolina, including 4 people who were killed when in a motel just east of Calhoun Falls SC. The entire building was blown across a highway and strewn across a field.

# 1982 - Donner Pass in California is closed to rail traffic for eight days after a major snowstorm brought the winter's accumulation total to 796 inches, second only to the 819 inches that fell in the winter of 1931-1932.

# 1987 - Waterspout moved onshore at Buxton NC on Hatteras Island during the early morning hours. 7 people were hurt and $800,000 in damage.

# 1992 - Seattle, Washington closed out its first snowless winter ever (November through March).

# 1992 - Las Vegas, Nevada recorded 4.80 inches of rain during the past month which set 2 records -- the wettest March ever (old record 1.83 inches set in 1973) and the wettest month ever (old record 3.39 inches in September 1939). Also, the normal yearly rainfall for the city is only 4.19 inches!!




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April 1 (April Fools Day)

U.S. History
# 1912 - A tornado with incredible velocity ripped into downtown Houston, TX, breaking the water table and giving the city its first natural waterspout. (The Weather Channel)

# 1923 - Residents in the eastern U.S. awoke on "April Fool's Day" to bitterly cold temperatures. The mercury plunged to -34 degrees at Bergland MI and to 16 degrees in Georgia. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Forty-five cities across the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Lows of 37 degrees at Apalachicola FL, 34 degrees at Jacksonville FL, 30 degrees at Macon GA, and 22 degrees at Knoxville TN, were records for April. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1987 - A tornado touched down briefly during a snow squall on the south shore of White Fish Bay (six miles northwest of Bay Mills WI). A mobile home was unroofed and insulation was sucked from its walls. (The Weather Channel)

# 1988 - A powerful spring storm produced 34 inches of snow at Rye CO, 22 inches at Timpas OK, 19 inches at Sharon Springs KS, and up to 35 inches in New Mexico. Severe thunderstorms associated with the same storm spawned a tornado which caused 2.5 million dollars damage at East Mountain TX. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Up to six inches of snow blanketed the Adirondacks of eastern New York State and the Saint Lawrence Valley of Vermont. Up to a foot of snow blanketed the Colorado Rockies. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Texas, from southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana to southern Georgia, and from northern South Carolina to the Upper Ohio Valley during the day and evening. Thunderstorms spawned a tornado at Evergreen AL, and there were more than eighty reports of large hail and damaging winds. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail north of Bastrop LA, and produced damaging winds which injured one person west of Meridian MS. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1786 - Heavy snowstorm in the northeast. 12 inches fell from New Jersey to New Hampshire. Several piers destroyed at Boston by gales and high tides.

# 1807 - April Fools Day storm. 30 inches of snow at Danville VT with total snow depth of 60 inches on the ground. Heavy coastal damage from huge waves.

# 1946 - Two earthquakes rocked the Scotch Cap Lighthouse on Unimak Island, Alaska within a 27-minute time frame. The tremors caused a massive tsunami, which then washed away the lighthouse. The lighthouse's antenna was located 105 feet above sea level and it was washed away. Debris was found at levels 115 feet above sea level.

# 1960 - The first weather satellite (TIROS 1) starts sending pictures back to earth. Nearly 20,000 satellite images would be transmitted back to earth during its two and one half month lifetime.

# 1973 - Tornado hit Fairfax VA injuring 37 and doing $14 million in damage.

# 1989 - Oklahoma City records no thunderstorms during the entire month of April, the first time in recorded history that that had occurred.

# 1997 - Mother Nature played a cruel springtime joke on the northeast. After the area had basked in 70 degree warmth for several days, a strong nor'easter moved up the coast, dumping up to three feet of snow in some areas. 500,000 people lost power because of the heavy, wet snow and high winds. 5 people were killed. At its peak, the storm knocked out power to nearly 13 percent of New England. Boston's Logan International Airport was closed for 22 hours. Amtrak reported that one of its trains collided with a downed tree on the route between Albany and New York City. A total snowfall of 25.4 inches was recorded at Logan International Airport in Boston, making April of 1997 the snowiest April ever with 22.4 inches and the 3rd greatest snowstorm in Boston's history. This also smashed the 24-hour total snowfall record. The old record occurred in 1978 on February 6-7, when 23.6 inches of snow fell in 24 hours.

# 1997 - The Baltimore Orioles postponed their opening day-game against the Kansas City Royals because of cold weather and high winds. This was the second time in a row that the Orioles home opener was postponed. Orioles opening day was canceled only one other time, in 1972 at Memorial Stadium.


Just a note here, none are jokes. The history I find can seem incredible, but it is real.



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April 2

MN History
1860 Dr. Jared Daniels reported a dust storm strong enough to "smother a person" hit the
Upper Sioux Agency.

1920 The temperature fell to 8 degrees in Pipestone. The high the day before was 74.

2001 Jumbo-sized snowflakes in east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. 2.5
to 2.75 inch flakes measured in Maplewood.

U.S. History
# 1975 - The northeastern U.S. was in the grips of a severe storm which produced hurricane force winds along the coast, and two to three feet of snow in Maine and New Hampshire. Winds atop Mount Washington NH gusted to 140 mph. (David Ludlum)

# 1975 - The biggest snowstorm of record for so late in the season paralyzed Chicago, IL. Up to 20 inches of snow fell in extreme northeastern Illinois, and 10.9 inches of snow closed Chicago's O'Hare Airport. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Eleven cities in Florida reported record low temperatures for the date, including Tallahassee with a reading of 31 degrees. The low of 48 degrees at Key West smashed their previous record for the date by 13 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms produced up to nine inches of rain around New Orleans LA causing 18 million dollars damage. A tornado caused three million dollars damage at Slidell LA. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Strong and gusty winds prevailed from California to Colorado and Wyoming. Winds gusted to 50 mph at Lancaster CA, and reached 85 mph at Berthoud Pass CO. Snow and high winds created blizzard conditions in the Colorado Rockies. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in North Carolina and Virginia during the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail, and spawned a tornado near Chester VA which caused half a million dollars damage. A storm system produced snow and gale force winds across northern Michigan, with 8.3 inches of snow reported at Marquette. Temperatures in the north central U.S. soared from morning lows in the 20s and 30s to afternoon highs in the 60s and 70s. Eight cities reported record highs for the date, including Havre MT with a reading of 77 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2005 - Heavy rainfall in the Northeast produced flooding in parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Severe flooding along the Delaware River forced the evacuation of 6,000 residents in New Jersey and over 5,700 in Pennsylvania during the weekend of the 2nd-3rd. Around 3,200 homes in New Jersey were damaged, while one fatality was reported in New York (Associated Press).

...and more History
# 1887 - 11 inches of snow in Boston (1st-2nd).

# 1915 - 10 inches of snow at Raleigh NC (record for April).

# 1936 - An F4 tornado cut a 15-mile path through Crisp County, GA. Hardest hit was the town of Cordele, where 276 homes were destroyed in a five-block swath through the town. The storm was on a course that would have missed the center of town, but it made a left turn towards the end of its path. 23 people were killed and 500 injured.

# 1970 - Chicago's O'Hare Airport is closed as 10.9 inches of snow falls during the city's biggest snowstorm so late in season. The snowfall brought the seasonal total to 77 inches to establish a new snowfall record for any winter season.

# 1982 - 56 tornadoes strike central U.S. in major severe weather outbreak. Seventeen struck the Red River region of Texas and Oklahoma. 30 people were killed and 383 injured. One tornado at Broken Bow OK took the Tri-Night Motel sign and blew it 30 miles to where it was found in Arkansas. 10 deaths occurred near Paris TX. One family of five at Hope AR was crushed under the mattress they were using for cover when a massive oak tree was blown onto their house, smashing it flat. Paris TX hit by an F4 that killed 10 and injured 170. One F5 tornado stayed on the ground for 53 miles from Choctaw and McCurtain Counties in Oklahoma with a damage path that was 1.5 miles wide at times.

# 1990 - 2.53 inches of rain fell in 30 minutes in Prince Edward County, VA.



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April 3

MN History
1837 Snowstorm rages for four days at Ft. Snelling and dumps 9 inches.

1982 A sharp cold front causes the temperature at Lamberton in Redwood County to
drop from 78 to 7 degrees. This 71 degree change in 24 hours is the maximum 24-hour
temperature change in Minnesota.

1999 Ice storm hits Duluth and the Arrowhead. An 800 foot television tower in Duluth
collapsed due to the weight of the ice.

U.S. History
# 1955 - Record snows fell in north central Wyoming and south central Montana. Billings MT received a storm total of 42.3 inches, and on the 4th reported a record snow depth of 35 inches. Sheridan WY established a 24 hour snowfall record of 26.7 inches. (2nd-4th) (The Weather Channel)

# 1974 - A "Super-Outbreak" of tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and the eastern U.S. Severe weather erupted early in the afternoon and continued through the next day. Severe thunderstorms spawned 148 tornadoes from Alabama to Michigan, most of which occurred between 1 PM (CST) on the 3rd and 1 AM on the 4th. The tornadoes killed 315 persons, injured 5300 others, and caused 600 million dollars damage. Alabama, Kentucky and Ohio were especially hard hit in the tornado outbreak. One tornado destroyed half of the town of Xenia OH killing 34 persons. Another tornado, near the town of Stamping Ground KY, produced a path of destruction a record five miles in width. A tornado raced through Guin AL at a speed of 75 mph. Two powerful tornadoes roared across northern Alabama during the early evening hours, killing fifty persons and injuring 500 others. Some rescue vehicles responding to the first tornado were struck by the second. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) (Storm Data) (Tom Grazulis)

# 1987 - A storm in the southeastern U.S. produced a trace of snow at Mobile, AL, one inch at Jackson MS, and two inches at Meridian MS, the latest snow of record for those three locations. Birmingham AL received seven inches of snow, and up to nine inches was reported in northeast Alabama. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - A wind gust to 114 mph was clocked at Ann Arbor, MI, during a tornadic thunderstorm. Thunderstorms in Michigan and Indiana spawned five tornadoes that Easter Sunday, and also produced golf ball size hail. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Southern Plains to the southern and central Appalachians. The thunderstorms spawned twenty tornadoes, including one which caused eight million dollars damage at Fort Branch IN. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Rain and snow prevailed in the northeastern U.S., with snow reported in New York State. Boston MA was soaked with 2.91 inches of rain during the day and night, and up to half a foot of snow blanketed the hills of Steuben County NY that Tuesday night. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1898 - Snowslide near Chilkoot Pass, Alaska in the Yukon during the Gold Rush buries 142 people and kills 43.

# 1915 - 17 inches of snow in Trenton NJ. Philadelphia had 19.4 inches accompanied by 60-mph wind. 10 inches at Richmond was the most ever recorded in April. 10.2 inches of snow fell in New York City. 10-20 inches of snow fell from the mid-Atlantic to New England.

# 1932 - 19 inches of snow at State College in Centre County PA.

# 1982 - 140 mph winds along the central and northern Colorado Rockies.




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April 4

MN History
1928 Severe thunderstorms rumble through east central Minnesota. 100,000 dollars
damage done at Anoka.

U.S. History
# 1933 - Pigeon River Bridge, MN, reported 28 inches of snow, which established the state 24 hour snowfall record. (4th-5th) (The Weather Channel)

# 1973 - Sandia Crest, NM, reported a snow depth of 95 inches, a record for the state of New Mexico. (The Weather Channel)

# 1983 - Colorado was in the midst of a three day winter storm. Buckhorn Mountain, located west of Fort Collins, received 64 inches of snow. (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Sunny and warm weather prevailed across the nation. Fort Smith AR reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southern Appalachians. The thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes, including one which caused two million dollars damage at Baldwin AL. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 90 mph at Bremen GA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - A deep low pressure system in northern New York State brought heavy snow to parts of western and central New York during the day. The snowfall total of 5.8 inches at Buffalo was a record for the date, and 9.5 inches was reported at Rochester. Snowfall totals ranged up to 11 inches at Warsaw. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1804 - 11 people are killed by a family of tornadoes that slashed a 120-mile path across seven counties in Georgia and one county in South Carolina. The tornado's path through heavy timber was still visible some 71 years later as noted in an Army Signal Corps survey.

# 1933 - U.S. Akron crashes in storm 20 miles SSE of Barnegat Light.

# 1977 - Massive F5 tornado moved across northern Birmingham AL around 3 p.m., killing 22 people and injuring 130. The tornado cut a 15-mile path from just northwest of the city to Tarrant, just north of Birmingham. 167 homes were destroyed, primarily in the Smithfield Estates subdivision. Daniel Payne College sustained heavy damage. At one point, the tornado was three-quarters of a mile wide. The tornado crossed busy I-65, tossing cars and trucks like they were toys. Other tornadoes killed 1other person in Alabama and 1 person in Georgia that day.

# 1977 - Southern Airways jet crashed in northwest Georgia in massive thunderstorm.

# 1987 - Five to eight inches of rain fell across eastern New York as New England was in the middle of its second heavy rainstorm in 5 days. Record flooding resulted from the rainfall and snowmelt. 2300 homes were flooded in Maine and 215 totally destroyed. Damage exceeded $100 million.




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