March 28 Weather History

...1917... Thane Creek AK reported a snow cover of 190 inches.

...1920... The worst tornado disaster of record occurred in Chicago IL as a tornado killed 28 persons and caused three million dollars damage.

...1923... The low temperature fell to 11 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 19 degrees set in 1894.

...1945... A record early heat wave hit the Northeast, bringing temperatures of 90 degrees in Rhode Island and 91 degrees in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

...1984... A violent outbreak of tornadoes hit the Carolinas. Thunderstorms spawned 22 tornadoes during the late afternoon and evening hours which killed 57 persons and injured 1248 others. Nearly half the deaths occurred in mobile homes. A tornado from near Tatum SC to southern Cumberland County NC was 2.5 miles in width at times.

...1987... A blizzard raged from southern Nebraska to central Iowa. Snowfall totals ranged up to 17 inches at Blue Hill NE. Winds gusted to 68 mph at Carroll IA. High winds produced snow drifts twenty feet high in western Iowa, and produced wind chill readings as cold as 30 degrees below zero in Nebraska. The snowfall total of 9.4 inches at Omaha NE was a record for the date.

...1988... Severe thunderstorms in central Oklahoma produced hail up to four inches in diameter causing 35 million dollars in southern Oklahoma County. Baseball size hail and seven inches of rain caused another eighteen million dollars damage in Stephens County.

...1989... Unseasonably warm weather prevailed from the Southern and Central Plains to the Atlantic coast. Eighteen cities reported new record high temperatures for the date. At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature peaked at 74 degrees, breaking the record of 73 degrees set in 1985.The afternoon high of 81 degrees at Beckley WV was a record for March, and the high of 90 degrees in downtown Baltimore MD tied their March record.

...1990... A storm system brought heavy snow to the west central and southern mountains of Wyoming, and high winds to the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah. Snowfall totals in Wyoming ranged up to ten inches at the Snowy Ski Range Area, and the storm pushed the snowfall total for the month at Cheyenne above 37 inches, surpassing their previous record for March of 35 inches.

...1991... The low humidity bottomed out at 13% at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of 17% set in 1982.

...1992... 1.6 inches of snow fell on this date at Syracuse, New York. this brought the seasonal snowfall total to 162.8 inches which set a new all-time seasonal snowfall record for the location. The old seasonal record was 162.0 inches set back in the winter of 1989-90.

...1996... Williamsport, Pennsylvania recorded .8 inches of snow on this day to bring its seasonal snowfall total to 83.9 inches -- the city's snowiest winter ever.

...2000... At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure dropped to 29.11 inches, breaking the record of 29.20 inches set in 1991.

...2005...2.54 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of 2.36 inches set back in 1932.

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