This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 5 March 1821 → Presidential inauguration ceremony of James Monroe: Snow began on the evening of the 3rd making Washington snowbound by the afternoon of Sunday the 4th. Snow continued through Inauguration Day today forcing Monroe to take his oath of office in the House Chambers.
 5 March 1960 → On March 3-5, 1960, eastern Massachusetts received their greatest March snowstorm. The storm produced 24-hour snowfall totals of 27.2 inches at Blue Hill Observatory, 17.7 inches at Worcester, and 16.6 inches at Boston. Winds gusted to 70 mph.
 5 March 1963 → A plane carrying Patsy Cline, her manager (who was the pilot), and two other country singers flew into severe thunderstorms and crashed into the woods near Camden, TN. All aboard were killed. Patsy Cline was 30 years old at the time of her death.
 5 March 2000 → A huge wildfire threatened areas around Miami, FL, during a severe drought.

This Day in Weather History Archive

On This Day In

                   Weather History...


November 14, 1997:

A strong low pressure system produced snow and blowing snow, creating near whiteout conditions at times. Six inches of snow fell in the Sisseton foothills by Friday evening in Roberts and eastern Marshall Counties. Strong north winds gusting to near 35 mph, combined with the snow, caused visibilities to fall below one half mile at times over a large portion of northeast South Dakota during the evening of the 13th and through the 14th. Classes were cancelled around Summit because of near-whiteout conditions, while classes were delayed for two hours in Britton. Interstate 29 was closed just north of the Grant County line for a time after a semi trailer rolled. Some snowfall amounts include; 6.5 inches in Summit; 6.2 inches in Waubay; 6.0 inches in Roscoe; and 5.0 inches in Sisseton and Wilmot.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 68 (1905) Aberdeen: -15 (1959)
Kennebec: 78 (1942) Kennebec: -23 (1959)
Mobridge: 69 (1939) Mobridge: -18 (1940)
Pierre: 72 (1939) Pierre: -18 (1959)
Sisseton: 69 (1990) Sisseton: -5 (1959)
Timber Lake: 73 (1975) Timber Lake: -12 (1959)
Watertown: 68 (1953) Watertown: -11 (1940)
Wheaton: 68 (1990) Wheaton: -6 (1919)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1895) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1909)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1927) Kennebec: 5.0" (1927)
Mobridge: 0.80" (1928) Mobridge: 2.0" (1973)
Pierre: 0.30" (1956) Pierre: 3.5" (1927)
Sisseton: 0.86" (1947) Sisseton: 4.5" (1997)
Timber Lake: 0.68" (1928) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1913)
Watertown: 0.80" (1909) Watertown: 4.0" (1909)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1951) Wheaton: 2.0 (1997)"


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.