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1868 - -33 at Muscatine IA would stand as their coldest ever until the record was broken in 1965. Records dated back to 1839.

1899 - All-time record lows set in Ohio (-39 at Milligan) and in Virginia (-29 at Monterey).

1921 - Town of Gardner GA devastated by huge F4 tornado that caused an entire section of the small town to virtually disappear. 31 people dies and 100 were hurt.

1933 - Oregon's coldest ever (-54F)

1959 - St. Louis MO was hit by massive F4 tornado that killed 21 and injured 345. Over 2000 buildings were damaged or destroyed.

1973 - A major snowstorm in the Southeastern U.S. Up to 18 inches in Georgia. Two feet fell in parts of South Carolina. Interstates were blocked for days.

1978 - Serious flooding and mudslides in Southern California as a result of 8 inches of rain. 13 people were killed in Hidden Springs, a mountain resort community, which was inundated by a wall of water. $50 million in damage.

1981 - Tornado at Bay Minette Alabama strikes middle school. The school's gymnasium was severely damaged and several students injured.

1982 - 45th consecutive day of subzero readings in Bismarck SD, tying the previous record which also ended on the same day in 1937.

1983 - Heavy snow brought much of the East from northeast Georgia to eastern Maine to its knees. Up to 35 inches of snow fell at Glen Gary, West Virginia, 22 inches in New York City. 19 inches fell at Windsor Locks, CT in twelve hours to set a record. Single storm records were set in Pennsylvania at Allentown (25.2 inches) and Philadelphia (21.3 inches).

1990 - 29 tornadoes reported across the southeast. 245 reports of large hail and damaging winds. 70 people injured in Alabama and Georgia.

1994 - Major ice storm strikes parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana. Mississippi was hardest hit with up to 6 inches of ice accumulation in some areas. Up to $1.3 billion in timber was destroyed by the storm. 80,000 utility poles were downed and some people were without power for up to a month in Mississippi


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1899 - Temperature plunges to 61 degrees below zero in Montana as one of the greatest cold waves ever begins. Great Blizzard strikes the east coast from Georgia to New Hampshire. Up to 40 inches of snow buries part of Virginia. Raleigh NC picks up 17.7 inches of snow between 11th-13th. Richmond's 16.3 inches of snow is fourth biggest ever. Milligan OH records state's coldest ever at -39. Other records included: Columbus OH with -20degrees tying their coldest ever. The -20 degree reading at Pittsburgh would be their coldest ever. 5 degrees at Philadelphia

1959 - Sun Valley receives 38 inches in just 24 hours to set the record for Idaho. 182 inches of snow on the ground at Mullen Pass in northern Idaho (ID).

1983 - "Megalopolitan blockbuster snowstorm." Major snowstorm strikes the Mid Atlantic and southern New England. Up to 25 inches at Allentown, Pennsylvania. 35 inches in parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia at Glen Cary. Windsor Locks CT recorded a record 19 inches in 12 hours. A ship sunk off the Virginia/Maryland coast killed 33. 46 total storm related fatalities. New 24-hour snowfall records were set at Philadelphia PA, Harrisburg PA, Allentown PA and Hartford CT. 5 inches of snow in one hour was recorded at Allentown and Hartford.

1994 - Northeast suffering under its second big snowstorm in 3 days. Newark NJ picked up 18 inches of snow on top of the foot that had fallen just a few days earlier. 18 inches fell at New Bedford and Hyannis.



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1784 - Ice floes spotted in the Gulf of Mexico after passing from the Mississippi River. Ice actually blocked the river at New Orleans. One of only two times that this has occurred, the other during the Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899.

1899 - Several state recorded their coldest temperatures ever on this date, including:

1899 - -10 on this date is still coldest temperature ever recorded in Birmingham AL. This record was measured at the old Fountain Heights weather office, not the Birmingham Airport. Unofficial reports indicated that the outlying areas experienced temperatures as cold as -14.

1899 - Nebraska records its coldest temperature ever (-47F) at Camp Clarke.

1899 - In Alabama: Bitter cold had engulfed Alabama and Birmingham was getting a four inch snowstorm.

1899 - Great Atlantic Coast Blizzard continues. Boston 23 inches, greatest depth in recorded history up until 1969.

1935 - An airship crashed in the Pacific Ocean off of Point Sur Lighthouse CA. The ship encountered very strong winds, rising to an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet in just a few minutes and then crashing rapidly into the sea. Amazingly, only two of the 83-crew members aboard were killed.

1936 - North Dakota records their coldest ever temperature with a reading of -60Fat Parshall ND. It is interesting to note that North Dakota recorded their all-time hottest temperatures (7/6) and coldest temperatures in the same year.

1945 - Two strong tornadoes hit central Alabama... one in Sumter County was a F3 and hit a 41-car train. 39 of the 41 cars derailed as the train crossed the trestle over the Suchanoochee River. The conductor and fireman on the train were killed and many others injured. Later that day, the north side of Montgomery was devastated by a F3 that killed 26 people.

1958 - Heavy snow and zero visibility are reported in the Gulf of Mexico by a ship 25 miles south of Fort Morgan AL. Tallahassee, Florida received 2.8" of snowfall. 5 inches fell at Vermillion Locks, LA and 2 inches fell at Burrwood LA. Tallahassee FL recorded 3 inches. Jacksonville FL picked up their first measurable snowfall in 59 years with 2 inches.

1960 - More than a foot of snow in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

1988 - Big east coast snowstorm. 26.1 inches fell at Camden NY. 26 inches fell at Chester MA. 24 inches fell at Berlin NH and Rocester VT.

1989 - Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899 Continues...

1989 - Snow in Tampa and Daytona Beach? Yes, it really happened on this date as Florida experiences its most widespread snowstorm in history. Two inches falls in Savannah, one of only three times that snowfall in the city required a ruler for measurement. Charleston SC picked up 3.9 inches of the white stuff.


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1885 - Friday the 13th Avalanche at Alta UT. 16 killed. Avalanches cause fatalities among people enjoying recreational activities in the West almost every year. The average avalanche can move up to 100,000 tons of snow.

1899 - Arctic cold reaches the Gulf of Mexico. 7 degrees in New Orleans and Pensacola. Mobile AL recorded -1. Tallahassee recorded -2 for the state's coldest all time temperature. Brownsville recorded their all time low with 12. Dayton OH recorded its coldest temperature ever with -28. Meanwhile, a powerful blizzard was pounding the east coast. 20 inches of snow fell at Washington DC and 34 inches fell at Cape May NJ. The pressure in the center of the storm was estimated at 966 Mb (28.53 inches), as strong as a major hurricane.

1899 - Trace of snow at Fort Myers FL was farthest south snow had snow had been recorded in U.S. until 1977.

1981 - All time high-pressure readings over the east. Asheville NC 30.84, Wilmington 30.99, Washington DC 31.02, Philadelphia 31.05.

1985 - Great Ohio Valley Snowstorm. Snowplows are abandoned in Ohio as the snow is whipped into huge drifts. Over one foot of snow in eastern Kentucky with drifts as high as 15 feet. Over 2 feet of snow in most of North Carolina.

1997 - During the morning hours of February 13th, a heavy wet snow blanketed much of Arkansas. The snow was quick hitting (it lasted generally less than 6 hours), and accumulated fast enough to overcome the melting effects of a warm ground. In general, northern and central Arkansas received 3 to 6 inches of snow...with some areas reporting 8 or more inches between Little Rock and Russellville and Heber Springs.


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1940 - Valentine's Day Blizzard in southern New England. 10-18 inches of snow/gale winds.

1949 - 14 inches of snowfalls overnight in Boise ID.

1978 - A winter storm brought freezing precipitation and high winds to eastern Colorado, knocking out power to thousands of people, some for more than a week. The ice accumulated to a thickness of 5 inches in some locations..

1985 - Western Michigan experiences one of its heaviest snowpacks ever. Several buildings collapsed under the weight of the snow.

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I enjoy reading these! Thanks for posting them! Keep up the good work :-)


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1895 - Nine inches of snow at New Orleans? 15 inches of snow at Galveston. 22 inches in Houston TX? 24 inches at Rayne LA? Six inches fell at Brownsville, Texas and Mobile, Alabama. Snow fell at the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

1936 - North Dakota records its coldest temperature ever (-60) at Parshall. The states record high was also recorded that same year when the mercury rose to 121 degrees at Steele ND.

1958 - Big east coast storm. 24 killed in Pennsylvania where up to 13 inches of snow fell. 15.5 inches of snow in Baltimore. $500 million damage in DC, MD and VA. 30 inches interior New England. 43 deaths $500 million.

1982 - A "meteorological bomb" explodes in the Atlantic southeast of Newfoundland. The term is used to describe a storm that rapidly intensifies over the ocean. On this date, the storm in the Atlantic had winds of 100 mph and huge 50-foot seas. The storm sunk at least two major ships, killing over 100 sailors and overturning an oilrig.

1993 - Heavy snow falls along the Arkansas-Missouri border with up to 24 inches of snow reported at Mountain Home, AR. 10-20 inches of snow was common. 6 inches of snow fell in the time period of one hour 20 minutes at Cape Girardeau MO.


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1899 - A soggy day in the Nation's Capital. One and a quarter inches of rain fell on top of a snowcover of 30 inches.

1903 - Minnesota records it's coldest temperature ever with -59 at Pokegama Dam MN.

1943 - Record cold wave in New England. -46 in VT. Connecticut records its coldest temperature ever (-32F) at Falls Church( or Village). -39F in Portland ME. -43 in Concord NH.

1958 - Northeast hit by one of the greatest snowstorms of all time. Callicoon NY recorded whopping 39 inches of snow. Boston picked up 19.4 inches of snow, a record 24-hour snowfall that would stand until the great storm of 1978. Washington DC picked up 14 inches and Baltimore 15.5 inches. 43 people lost their lives in the storm. Total damage amounted to $500 million.

1986 - Extensive wind damage caused on the island of Hawaii near Hilo by 55mph winds roaring down the mountainsides. The damage was enhanced by the fact that the area rarely receives any wind over 30 mph and the tropical atmosphere rotted many structures.

1987 - Tremendous ice storm from Kentucky to the Carolinas. 3 inches of ice accumulated in some places. The storm brought the worst icing in 35 years to parts of Kentucky, where some people were without power for three days. Up to 8 inches of sleet accumulated in Person and Granville counties of NC and 5 inches of sleet was measured at Raleigh NC.



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1748 - 10 degrees in Charleston SC for one of the coldest days on record in the Colonial South.

1926 - Huge avalanche roars through the Utah town of Bingham. 40 people are killed and 75 buried by the mass of snow and debris.

1936 - Coldest temperature recorded in South Dakota (-58F) at McIntosh.

1962 - Asheville NC recorded a temperature of -23 for the coldest reading ever in North Carolina outside of mountains.

1990 - 67 inches of snow in 2 days at Echo Summit CA in the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the worst winter storm of the 1989-90 season hit the Pacific coast.

1997 - 6 inches of snow fell around the Chicago area and 7 inches fell in the Catskills of central New York state.



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1899 - 80 degrees in San Francisco sets a record for the month of February even as the east was shivering through one of the worst cold waves in history.

1959 - Five-day storm produces 189 inches of snow in parts of the higher elevations of California to set single storm records for North America.

1960 - Huge snowstorm strikes the northeast from Maryland to New England with up to 36 inches of snow from the 18th to the 20th. Millions of dollars in damage.

1972 - Rainier Paradise Ranger Station, WA establishes the U.S. record for most snow in a 12-month period with 1224.5 inches from February 19, 1971 through February 18, 1972.

1979 - New York's coldest ever (-52F) at Old Forge.

1980 - Southern California is struck by six major storms from 13th to 21st. 12.75 inches of rain at the LA Civic Center. 30 deaths from floods and mudslides.

1984 - Major snows across the midwest. Records for the most snow in 24 hours were set at Grand Island and Norfolk NE. Up to 24 inches was reported at Verdigre NE. 22 inches was reported at Norfolk NE. Roads were left impassable by tremendous drifts caused by winds of up to 40 mph.

1985 - Alpena MI reported 37 inches of snow on the ground to set a record for the most ever on the ground at one time at that location.

1994 - F4 tornado in Van Wert County OH injured 3 people. The twister was unusually strong so far north for so early in the season.

1997 - A vast mudslide swept off an Andean mountainside onto two remote villages burying up to 300 people. The mountainside in southeastern Peru collapsed before dawn, deluging the villages of Ccocha and Pumaranra with a torrent of mud and rocks. Inhabitants had been evacuated after weekend flooding, but their refuge in a fold of the mountain above the village put them in the path of the mudslide.


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the 24 hour snowfall record for Echo Summit is also 67 inches set in January 1982. The record 24 hour snowfall for Donner Pass is 66 inches. Both Echo Summit and Donner are major highway passes through the northern Sierra with Echo being US50 and Donner being I-80. I-80 is the only Interstate to go through the Sierra and Echo Summit is the last year round highway through the Sierra from there southward into SoCA. The 1982 storm BTW was accompanied by winds gusting over 100mph.

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1884 - The Enigma Tornado Outbreak strikes the Southern U.S. from Mississippi to Virginia with a total of 60 tornadoes. No one is sure of the death toll (hence the name of the outbreak), but estimates ranged from 182 to 1200. It was the most severe tornado outbreak ever to strike the state of Georgia. Leeds, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia were especially hard hit. Damage totaled $4 million, which was remarkably high since the tornadoes hit rural areas of the south.

1888 - F4 Tornado at Mount Vernon IL. 16 killed. Path length 62 miles. 300 homes and 50 buildings destroyed.

1954 - Worst duststorms across Southern Plains since 1930s. Huge dirt drifts. Winds gusted to 85 mph.

1959 - Mount Shasta Ski Bowl (CA) records 189 inches of snow in a single storm from February 13-19 to establish the U.S. record for most snowfall in a single storm.

1972 - Huge coastal storm hits mid-Atlantic and northeast. Interior sections were especially hard-hit by heavy snows, including totals such as 23 inches at Williamsport PA and McHenry MD. 20 inches fell at Syracuse NY. Snowdrifts piled up to 20 feet in northeast Pennsylvania. Winds of up to 80mph and storm surges as high as 4.5 feet affected coastal Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Damage along the coast was extensive.

1979 - Famous "President's Day" storm surprised forecasters all along the east coast. Computer models bombed out on forecasting this major snowstorm. 25 inches of snow fell at Dover DE. Baltimore MD picked up whopping 20 inches.

1980 - Massive flooding and mudslides continue in Southern California. 22.24 inches of rain unofficially in the mountains south of Monterey. 19 deaths, $100 million in damage so far. Another killed in Arizona and $35 million in damage.

1985 - Salt Lake City: 33 dense fog days reported so far this winter, the worst in 54 years. Winter of 1930-31 saw 42 dense fog days at Salt Lake City.

1988 - 7.10 inches of rain fell in 24 hours at Tallahassee FL as heavy rains deluged parts of the southeast. Over 5 inches of rain fell at Valdosta GA.

1993 - Intense snows caused by a "norlun" trough hit parts of Massachusetts. Chatham MA picked up 20 inches of snow. For three hours, the snow fell at a rate of 4 inches per hour.

1997 - Unseasonably warm air covered much of the East. Temperatures hit record highs in the Northeast, with 56 at Bridgeport, CT; 64 at New York City; and 63 at Newark, NJ. The Midwest also had mild weather, with highs in the 30s and 40s. Rapid snow melt and ice jams caused by the warm weather pushed some rivers out of their banks in Iowa, causing minor lowland flooding of farmland and closing at least one road.


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1885 - After two months of being closed by ice, the Potomac River is reopened.

1898 - 30 inches of snow at Racine. Biggest snowstorm of record in eastern Wisconsin. Snowdrifts reach 15 feet at Milwaukee.

1912 - F3 tornado kills 9 and injures 50 as it crosses Shreveport LA. Centenary College was struck, an event that would be repeated in 1940.

1934 - Connecticut suffers one of its worst blizzards ever, with up to 20 inches of snow, high winds and temperatures that fell from 32 to 5 degrees.

1953 - Trains are derailed in snowdrifts up to 10 feet across the Great Plains (Nebraska, SD, IA, MN)

1980 - Mammoth Mountain CA (check state) (southern Sierras) had received 109 inches of snow since Feb 13th.

1993 - Major storm system across the western and central part of the country. 14 inches of snow in just 6 hours at Sioux City IA. Winds gusting to nearly 100 mph in Colorado and Wyoming. Flagstaff AZ picked up 3.93 inches of rain to set its 24-hour rainfall record. 74 inches of snow fell in a four day period at Sierra Ski Ranch CA where the snowcover totaled an amazing 200 inches. 49 inches of snow fell in 48 hours at Duck Creek UT.

1994 - In Caribou ME, the mercury soared to 59 degrees to record their warmest winter temperature ever, in spite of a deep snowcover.

1997 - Heavy rain and thunderstorms soaked Texas and Oklahoma with several inches of rain, causing flooding in some areas. The weather was blamed for four deaths in Texas. Rain fell on most of the state, with up to 5 inches reported in the south-central part. Flooding was reported from Austin, Texas, to south central Oklahoma. The storms were blamed for the deaths of four people in Texas. Three were killed in traffic accidents and one was struck by lightning.


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1918 - An amazing warm-up of 83 degrees in just 12 hours at Granville, N.D. caused by a Chinook wind. The temperature soared from an early morning low of -33F to an afternoon temperature of 50F. Chinook winds are caused by the compression of Pacific air descending the Rockies. Compressing the air causes it to heat up resulting in the dramatic temperature rises.

1922 - Most destructive ice storm in Midwest history blankets everything in a 4 inch coating of ice. $1 million in damage and 1 fatality as a result of the storm.

1935 - Frequent duststorms in eastern Colorado during the month forced people to stay indoors. Schools were closed. Poor visibility resulted in a train collision near Arriba CO. One person was killed.

1936 - The temperature finally rose above zero for the first time in six weeks at Langdon ND. Readings never went above freezing during the winter!

1971 - Massive tornado outbreak in the Delta region of northeastern Louisiana and Mississippi. The first major tornado touched down that day at about 2:50 p.m. in Louisiana and crossed into Mississippi. 46 were killed by this twister, which struck the towns of Dehli and Inverness. 121 people lost their lives that day, including 110 in Mississippi. Three of the tornadoes caused 118 of the deaths. Three of the storms were F4s. 1600 were injured.

1980 - Mammoth Mountain receives 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, bringing total on the ground to 180"!

1996 - South Texas cities record all time February record highs. Del Rio (103), San Antonio (100), Austin and College Station (99) and Waco (96).

1997 - Chicago's 2.70 inches of rain between midnight and 10 a.m. set a record for the date. In addition to the rain, recent high temperatures pumped snow melt into the upper Missouri and Mississippi river systems, raising water nearly to the top of the banks of many rivers, streams and creeks in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Michigan.

1997 - Alabama officials reported no serious injuries in from high winds that unroofed many buildings. At Huntsville International Airport, part of the fire station roof slammed into the National Weather Service office about 100 yards away.

1997 - Many cities in Mississippi set record highs on consecutive dates on the 21st and 22nd. Several monthly record high temperatures set at cities in New York on this date, including 73 in Rochester and 70 in Buffalo.


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1773 - Memorable Cold Sabbath. Many frozen going to church.

1971 - Blizzard in the Plains. 36 inches Buffalo OK. 25 inches Gage OK. Follett TX 26 inches. 14 inches Amarillo.

1986 - 12-day siege of heavy rain and snow which caused mudslides and flooding in northern and central California finally comes to an end. $400 million in property damage. 49.6 inches of rain in 12 days at Bucks Lake in the Sierra Nevada Range.

1996 - More record warmth over the south central portion of the nation. The following cities set all-time February record highs: San Angelo (97 degrees), Wichita Falls TX (93), Oklahoma City (92) and Wichita KS (87 ).

1997 - New York City had shirtsleeves weather and a record 69 degrees; Albany, New York, and Newark, New Jersey, set new highs at 68 degrees. Farther north, Concord, New Hampshire, and St. Johnsbury, Vermont, each had record highs of 59 degrees.

1998 - Major outbreak of tornadoes hits Florida during the overnight hours, killing at least 39 people in the central part of the state. Three major supercell thunderstorms spawned at least 6 deadly twisters.


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1802 - Huge snowstorm affects New England coast. Snowfall amounts ranged as high as 48 inches south of Boston. 54 inches of snow fell at Epping, NH. Three large ships were wrecked along Cape Cod.

1936 - Severe Blizzard hits the Sierra Nevada Range, closing Donner Pass. 750 motorists were stranded and seven lives lost.

1962 - Severe ice storm in Ohio. Up to 1 inch of glaze covers exposed objects.

1975 - F4 tornado hit the Holiday Inn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Most of the upper floor of the motel was sheared away and a housekeeper was killed.

1987 - Five inches of snow in one hour at Philadelphia in big east coast snowstorm. 24 inches of snow at Lancaster PA. Washington DC picked up 15 inches. Some places measured snowfall rates of up to 5 inches per hour. The snows were the result of a rapidly deepening low-pressure system that strengthened from 1004 to 981 millibars in just 12 hours. Forecasters call this rapid intensification "bombogenesis." Widespread power outages resulted from the snowstorm.

1987 - Parts of Arizona buried under snow by major western storm. 31.2 inches fell at Flagstaff and 35 inches at Williams.

1997 - Rivers were running out of their banks in parts of Illinois


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1852 - Susquehanna ice bridge at Havre to Grace MD began to break up. In 40 days, 1378 loaded freight cars were hauled across rails laid on the ice.

1905 - -18 at Valley Head AL would stand as the state's record cold reading until 1966.

1936 - Brown snow fell in Vermont and New Hampshire as a result of severe duststorms in the Plains.

1962 - Snow, sleet, freezing rain and severe thunderstorms in southern New England. $5 million in property damage.

1969 - Great 5 day Snowstorm begins in Boston. from 1:35 am on the 24th to 12:10 p.m. on the 28th, snow was falling much of the time. 26.3 inches at Logan. 77 inches at Pinkham Notch Base Station in New Hampshire which brought February total to 130 inches. Feb 27th depth was amazing 164 inches. Mt. Washington received 172.8 inches of snow in the month.

1992 - International Falls MN set their winter season snowfall (December - February) for the second winter in a row.

1996 - Today marked the 54th consecutive day in San Antonio TX without measurable precipitation, their second longest rain-free period. Their last measurable precipitation fell on 12/30/95.

1997 - Snow blew through the central Rockies and the Plains, clogging highway travel. Up to 13 inches of snow fell in the mountains of Colorado and highways were snowpacked and icy across the state.


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1914 - South Carolina's observed its largest modern snowfall with 18 inches at Society Hill.

1977 - Dust blown all the way from the western Great Plains 3-4 days earlier reduced visibilities across the eastern US from Virginia to Florida. Winds of up to 100 mph whipped up the dust across parts of the southwest and southern Plains.

1987 - 87 inches of snow at Alpine AZ as major storm strikes the Southwest. Los Alamos NM recorded a new seasonal total, breaking the old record of 123.5 inches.

1989 - 13 cities in Florida observe new record lows. Jacksonville recorded 24 degrees. 3 people were killed. $300 million in Florida crop damage. Meanwhile, in the central U.S. it was a record 80 degrees in Dodge City KS.

1930 - Spring arrives early in the east

1934 - Tornado outbreak in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. 19 killed in at least 6 tornadoes. Hardest hit was Bowden, GA and Shady Grove, AL. One home in Lauderdale CO MS was picked up, thrown 400 feet and blown to bits. 6 family members were killed in the house.

1993 - More snowfall records fall in the great snow season of 1992-93. Pocatello ID set their seasonal snowfall record on this date with a total of 85.7 inches. Evansville IN set their new monthly snowfall record. The 12.7 inches of snow in 24 hours at Columbia MO set a new February 24 hour snowfall record for the location.

1997 - Seven people died and several were injured as severe winter storms swept across Britain. The hardest-hit areas were on the south coast, from Kent to Cornwall. Cross-channel ferry services were severely disrupted by the high winds and roiling seas.


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I bet the posters from AZ would love to see that snowfall occur again...might actually help with their drought situation.

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but sadly we aren't anywhere near that this year. The difference being that in 1987 and 1993 we were in a positive PDO phase and now we are in a negative phase though we were then in a late Niño pattern like we are now the difference in the PDO has made for differences in the results here.

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