This Day In Weather History
Weather History for Tuesday, March 11th, 2014:
In 1948 and again in 1969, Wichita recorded its latest below zero temperature for a given winter. In 1948, the temperatures fell to 3 below zero, while in 1969, Wichita chilled out with a low of 1 below.
In 1888, a devastating snowstorm walloped the Atlantic Coast region from Chesapeake Bay to Maine. Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. were paralyzed. The incredible Nor'Easter overwhelmed Connecticut and Massachusetts with between 4 and 4.5 feet of snow while much of New York State and New Jersey were buried by 3 to 3.5 feet. Drifts 40 to 50 feet high buried houses and trains! From Chesapeake Bay to Nantucket, 200 ships sank with around 400 fatalities.
In 1911, the greatest known snow depth was measured Tamarack, California: 37.8 feet! Tamarack is located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada about 70 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe.