National Weather Summary for Tuesday March 24, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
A large winter storm continues to move through the center part of the country. Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms occurred from the Dakotas to Oklahoma and Missouri. A few tornadoes were also reported in this area causing a few injuries. Rain with a few
thunderstorms affected Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois last
evening and overnight. Freezing rain has been reported over
northern Wisconsin, the upper peninsula of Michigan and northeast
Minnesota. On the backside of the low over the western Dakotas and
Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado snow has been reported. Gusty winds to 70 mph have caused frequent blizzard conditions and heavy
accumulations of snowfall in this area.
A weak cold front moved ashore of the northwest this evening, bringing scattered showers along with high elevation snowfall.
Winds have also been on the increase over this area.
Areas of light snow showers have been reported over eastern Massachusetts and Maine.
WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............94 Laredo, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............85 McAllen, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............3 Frenchville, ME
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-15 Frenchville, ME
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................70 Las Vegas, NM
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............4.00 Arlington, SD
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1912, Kansas City received 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The total snowfall for the month was 40 inches, and 67 inches for the season, all records.
In 1957, Amarillo TX receives 11 inches of snow. Drifts of 14 feet were reported.
In 1983, a snowstorm brings heavy snowfall to eastern Alabama, northern Georgia, and parts of the Carolinas. Snowfall reports of 11 inches over Cornelia GA, 10 inches at Charlotte, NC, and 7.9 inches in Atlanta.