March 19 National Weather Overview

By: associated press
By: associated press

The Nation's Weather: Thursday March 19, 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the eastern half of the country, a cold front swept across
much of the eastern and central US. Temperatures were cooler
yesterday behind this front across much of the Upper and Mid-MS
Valleys, Great Lakes, and the OH Valley. Warmer temperatures were
still found ahead of this front yesterday ahead of this front
across the Southeast, TN Valley, and Lower MS Valley. Showers and
isolated thunderstorms also formed along this front yesterday that
stretched from western New England to southern MO. Otherwise,
showers persisted through the day across southern Florida dropping
nearly 1 to 2 inches in some areas.
In the western half of the country, quiet conditions were found
across the region yesterday. Some areas of light rain were still
found across northwestern Washington yesterday as well as higher
elevation snow showers in western Montana. Areas of isolated rain
showers also developed across portions of eastern Colorado and
western Nebraska late yesterday. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies were
found across the remainder of the region yesterday.

WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............93 Yuma, AZ
.............................................. Indio, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............89 Laredo, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............9 Yellowstone Lake,
WY
.............................................. Polebridge, MT
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............-1 International
Falls, MN
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................47 Perry-Foley, FL
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.41 Pembroke Pines,
FL
.............................................. Miami, FL

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1924, A snowstorm in Oklahoma dumps over 11 inches of snow in
Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
In 1935, Terrible dust storms occurred in southeastern Colorado
from the 12th through the 25th. Up to 6 feet of dust eventually
covered the ground. Many livestock were suffocated and 6 people
were killed. Schools were also closed across the area.
In 1984, 10 to 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 storms. 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.


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