March 26 Weather History

...1901... 2.58 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of .46 inches set two years earlier (1899).

...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.

...1930... A major winter storm dumped 19.2 inches of snow at Chicago, Illinois.

...1950... The low temperature dipped to 13 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 19 degrees set back in 1912.

...1954... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature rose to 67 degrees, breaking the record of 65 degrees set in 1946 and 1925.  The temperature at Allaket AK plunged to 69 degrees below zero.

...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)

...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.

...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.

...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.

...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.

...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.

...2001... 4.7 inches of snow fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 4.4 inches set back in 1899.

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