Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for the Month of March

3/1/2007
Heavy snow with 8-20 inches in eastern ND.
3/2/1966
Massive blizzard and record snow amounts. 20ft drifts.
3/3/1997
12 inches of snow in Fargo which was a daily record for March.
3/4/1966
Massive blizzard and record snow amounts. 20ft drifts.
3/5/1966
Massive blizzard and record snow amounts. 20ft drifts.
3/6/2002
A band of heavy snow fell in Traill county, with Mayville and Clifford receiving 6 inches of snow.
3/7/2002
A band of heavy snow fell in Traill county, with Mayville and Clifford receiving 6 inches of snow.
3/8/2000
1.12 inches of liquid equivalent in Fargo, which was a daily record for March.
3/9/2009
Blizzard Coyote, one of the worst since the 1997 winters. A strong low pressure system brought widespread blizzard conditions to much of the Red River Valley 11 March 2009 as a surge of arctic air spilled into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. The blizzard, which the Grand Forks Herald dubbed Blizzard Coyote, was likely the worst to hit the southern Valley in terms of visibility since the winter of 1996/1997. The Grand Forks WFO issued blizzard warnings for most of the Valley except for the far north.
3/10/2009
Blizzard Coyote, one of the worst since the 1997 winters. A strong low pressure system brought widespread blizzard conditions to much of the Red River Valley 11 March 2009 as a surge of arctic air spilled into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. The blizzard, which the Grand Forks Herald dubbed Blizzard Coyote, was likely the worst to hit the southern Valley in terms of visibility since the winter of 1996/1997. The Grand Forks WFO issued blizzard warnings for most of the Valley except for the far north.
3/11/2009
Blizzard Coyote, one of the worst since the 1997 winters. A strong low pressure system brought widespread blizzard conditions to much of the Red River Valley 11 March 2009 as a surge of arctic air spilled into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. The blizzard, which the Grand Forks Herald dubbed Blizzard Coyote, was likely the worst to hit the southern Valley in terms of visibility since the winter of 1996/1997. The Grand Forks WFO issued blizzard warnings for most of the Valley except for the far north.
3/12/1997
A band of heavy snow fell across southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota. Lisbon received a foot of new snow, while Litchville, Pelican Rapids and Cayuga each had 10 inches, Blue Grass reporting 9 inches, and Fergus Falls and Rothsay 8 inches. Northerly winds also gusted to 35 mph, producing near blizzard conditions.
3/13/1997
A band of heavy snow fell across southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota. Lisbon received a foot of new snow, while Litchville, Pelican Rapids and Cayuga each had 10 inches, Blue Grass reporting 9 inches, and Fergus Falls and Rothsay 8 inches. Northerly winds also gusted to 35 mph, producing near blizzard conditions.
3/14/2000
A 30 mile wide band of heavy snow occurred from near Breckenridge to Wadena with 8.5 inches at New York Mills.
3/15/1941
Massive Blizzard in the Valley killing at least 32 with winds from 50-75. Terrible blizzards is year promped the Weather Service to refine the forecast in regional responsibility.
3/16/2009
Record flooding began in the southern Red River Valley and would last from mid March-May.
3/17/1999
A blizzard occurred in the Red River Valley with winds gusting to 50 mph along with 3 to 5 inches of snow. A wind gust to 58 mph was recorded in Fergus Falls and a 55 mph gust at Detroit Lakes. A car dealership in Hawley had a roof blown off of its building damaging several cars nearby.
3/18/1999
A blizzard occurred in the Red River Valley with winds gusting to 50 mph along with 3 to 5 inches of snow. A wind gust to 58 mph was recorded in Fergus Falls and a 55 mph gust at Detroit Lakes. A car dealership in Hawley had a roof blown off of its building damaging several cars nearby.
3/19/1999
A blizzard occurred in the Red River Valley with winds gusting to 50 mph along with 3 to 5 inches of snow. A wind gust to 58 mph was recorded in Fergus Falls and a 55 mph gust at Detroit Lakes. A car dealership in Hawley had a roof blown off of its building damaging several cars nearby.
3/20/2008
A band of heavy snow occurred in southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota. A band of 6 to 8 inches of snow fell.
3/21/2008
A band of heavy snow occurred in southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota. A band of 6 to 8 inches of snow fell.
3/22/2008
A band of heavy snow occurred in southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota. A band of 6 to 8 inches of snow fell.
3/23/1910
80 degrees in Fargo was the warmest daily March temperature ever recorded.
3/24/1975
Severe blizzards occurred in northern MN.
3/25/2004
Earliest severe weather ever recorded in the area, with 1 inch hail 1 mile north of Deer Creek, MN in Ottertail county.
3/26/1975
100 mph winds, 20 ft waves on Lake Superior damaged shoreline properties, zero visibility.
3/27/1975
100 mph winds, 20 ft waves on Lake Superior damaged shoreline properties, zero visibility.
3/28/1975
100 mph winds, 20 ft waves on Lake Superior damaged shoreline properties, zero visibility.
3/29/2009
A large storm system affected the northern plains Monday and Tuesday, producing significant snowfall of over 1 foot from southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota.
3/30/2009
A large storm system affected the northern plains Monday and Tuesday, producing significant snowfall of over 1 foot from southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota.
3/31/2009
A large storm system affected the northern plains Monday and Tuesday, producing significant snowfall of over 1 foot from southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota.

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