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MARCH 23RD, 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.

Previously
MARCH 23RD, 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.
 
MARCH 23RD, 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.
 
MARCH 22ND, 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".
 
MARCH 22ND, 1954 Six to ten inches of rain cause the Chicago River to overflow its banks.
 
MARCH 21ST, 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.
 
MARCH 21ST, 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.
 
MARCH 20TH, 1924 A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma City and at Tulsa.
 
MARCH 20TH, 1948 The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the Alaska capitol.
 
MARCH 19TH, 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.
 
MARCH 19TH, 1956 The second heavy snowstorm in just three days hit Boston. Nearby Blue Hill received 19.5 inches contributing to their snowiest March of record.
 
MARCH 18TH, 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.
 
Wind Advisory
Issued By NWS Field Office Broadcast Time Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:43:00 PST
Issuing Time Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:43:00 PST Valid Until Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:43:00 PST

Strong northerly winds are forecast to develop across the San Francisco Bay Area by midday Tuesday and continue through midday Wednesday. A strong..cold and dry storm system will sweep into northern and central California late Monday night and Tuesday morning. This system will generate strong and gusty north to northest winds across the region from midday Tuesday through midday Wednesday.

History
Weather Station: Washington-Dulles International Airport , VA , US
March Data Choose another month
Averages
Average High Temperature
39.92 °F
Average Low Temperature
21.02 °F
Average Mean Temp
30.92 °F
Average Dew Point
21.02 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
76.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
56.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
2.80
Average Snowfall (US Only)
8.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
*
Days With Fog
12
Days With Snow
4
Days With Lows Below Freezing
26
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
75.02 °F
Record Low
-18.04 °F
Record Wind Speed
62.00 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
73.6 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
10.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
6.62 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
1.62 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.40 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
44.06 °F
Average Low Temperature
23.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
33.98 °F
Average Dew Point
21.92 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
77.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
52.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
2.80
Average Snowfall (US Only)
7.01
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
9
Days With Thunderstorms
*
Days With Fog
10
Days With Snow
3
Days With Lows Below Freezing
23
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
78.98 °F
Record Low
-14.08 °F
Record Wind Speed
52.82 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
71.1 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
23.01 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
5.79 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.09 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.20 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
55.04 °F
Average Low Temperature
32.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
44.06 °F
Average Dew Point
30.02 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
77.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
48.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.10
Average Snowfall (US Only)
2.99
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
1
Days With Fog
11
Days With Snow
2
Days With Lows Below Freezing
17
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
89.06 °F
Record Low
6.08 °F
Record Wind Speed
60.88 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
27.9 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
5.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
5.79 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
1.81 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
1.00 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
64.94 °F
Average Low Temperature
39.92 °F
Average Mean Temp
53.06 °F
Average Dew Point
39.02 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
77.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
46.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.10
Average Snowfall (US Only)
*
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
2
Days With Fog
11
Days With Snow
*
Days With Lows Below Freezing
6
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
*
Records
Record High
91.94 °F
Record Low
17.06 °F
Record Wind Speed
67.77 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
10.2 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
2.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
7.29 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.09 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.30 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
73.94 °F
Average Low Temperature
50.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
62.96 °F
Average Dew Point
51.08 °F
Average Windspeed
8.06 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
82.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
53.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
4.00
Average Snowfall (US Only)
*
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
12
Days With Thunderstorms
4
Days With Fog
15
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
*
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
1
Records
Record High
96.98 °F
Record Low
28.04 °F
Record Wind Speed
52.82 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
* "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
* "
Record Monthly Rainfall
10.28 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
3.11 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.80 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
82.94 °F
Average Low Temperature
59.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
71.06 °F
Average Dew Point
60.98 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
84.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
54.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.90
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
6
Days With Fog
16
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
0
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
5
Records
Record High
100.04 °F
Record Low
35.96 °F
Record Wind Speed
73.47 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
18.20 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
10.99 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.50 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
87.08 °F
Average Low Temperature
64.04 °F
Average Mean Temp
75.92 °F
Average Dew Point
64.94 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
85.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
54.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.50
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
6
Days With Fog
19
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
0
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
11
Records
Record High
104.00 °F
Record Low
41.00 °F
Record Wind Speed
78.06 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
7.09 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.60 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.90 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
86.00 °F
Average Low Temperature
62.96 °F
Average Mean Temp
73.94 °F
Average Dew Point
64.04 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
88.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
55.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
4.00
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
5
Days With Fog
21
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
0
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
8
Records
Record High
104.00 °F
Record Low
37.94 °F
Record Wind Speed
67.77 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
10.72 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
4.69 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.80 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
78.98 °F
Average Low Temperature
55.04 °F
Average Mean Temp
66.92 °F
Average Dew Point
57.92 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
89.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
55.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.40
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
8
Days With Thunderstorms
2
Days With Fog
19
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
*
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
3
Records
Record High
98.96 °F
Record Low
30.02 °F
Record Wind Speed
53.94 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
11.31 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
5.52 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.60 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
68.00 °F
Average Low Temperature
42.08 °F
Average Mean Temp
55.04 °F
Average Dew Point
44.96 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
88.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
52.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.30
Average Snowfall (US Only)
*
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
8
Days With Thunderstorms
1
Days With Fog
15
Days With Snow
*
Days With Lows Below Freezing
5
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
*
Records
Record High
89.96 °F
Record Low
15.08 °F
Record Wind Speed
51.65 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
2.5 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.98 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
9.22 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
4.10 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
* "
Averages
Average High Temperature
57.02 °F
Average Low Temperature
33.98 °F
Average Mean Temp
46.04 °F
Average Dew Point
35.06 °F
Average Windspeed
11.47 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
83.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
54.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.20
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.98
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
9
Days With Thunderstorms
1
Days With Fog
12
Days With Snow
1
Days With Lows Below Freezing
15
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
84.02 °F
Record Low
8.96 °F
Record Wind Speed
52.82 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
27.9 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
10.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
7.80 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.40 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.20 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
44.96 °F
Average Low Temperature
26.06 °F
Average Mean Temp
35.96 °F
Average Dew Point
26.06 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
78.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
57.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.20
Average Snowfall (US Only)
4.02
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
*
Days With Fog
12
Days With Snow
2
Days With Lows Below Freezing
24
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
78.08 °F
Record Low
-4.00 °F
Record Wind Speed
62.00 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
60.9 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
10.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
6.70 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.92 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.40 "
Day   Reason Upper Soil Moisture Lower Soil Moisture
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Fire danger very low 28% 28%
Saturday cw_fire_vlow
Fire danger very low 28% 28%
Sunday cw_fire_vlow
Fire danger very low 28% 28%
Monday cw_fire_vlow
Fire danger very low 28% 28%
Tuesday cw_fire_vlow
Fire danger very low 28% 28%
Wednesday cw_fire_low
Fire danger low 28% 28%
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