Area Weather History for February 26 - March 4.

Feb. 26: On this day in 1987 a winter storm brought 9.8 inches of snow
                to Scottsbluff, Nebraska. This melted down to 0.86 inch of
                liquid, which still stands as the greatest daily precipitation for
                February ever recorded in Scottsbluff. The same storm also
                produced 6.4 inches of snow in Cheyenne.
Feb. 27: A winter storm brought snow to much of southeast Wyoming on
                this day in 1912.  Three inches of snow had fallen on Cheyenne by
                the end of the day while 5 inches was reported near Wheatland, Wy.
                6.2 inches of snow was recorded in Scottsbluff on this day in 1978,
                while 6 inches of snow fell in Scottsbluff on this day in 1900.
Feb. 28: On this day in 1979, it was the last of 95 consecutive days with
                at least 1 inch of snow on the ground in Chadron, Nebraska.
                This long streak began with a snow that occurred on the 25th of
                November, 1978.
                Seven more inches of snow fell in Cheyenne on this day in 1912,
                bringing the total snowfall from that storm to 10 inches.

Feb. 29:  It was a somewhat snowy leap day over parts of the area in 1928.
                A general 3 to 6 inches of snow fell over the area with 9 inches 
                reported near Wheatland. 

                Chilly weather covered the area on this day in 1960 with low
                temperatures from 10 below to 15 below zero common over
                many areas.
Mar.  1:  A minor snowstorm covered Cheyenne with 4.4 inches of
                snow on this day in 1906, while 4.2 inches fell in Cheyenne on
                this day in 2002.
Mar.  2:  A cold period was coming to an end in Rawlins, WY. on this day
                in 1960. It was the last of 10 consecutive days with a low
                temperature of zero or colder.
                On this day in 1943 Cheyenne recorded its lowest temperature
                ever in March, with a low of 21 degrees below zero.
                On this day in 1906 Scottsbluff, Ne. was covered with 8 inches of
Mar.  3:  March is typically the snowiest month for the high plains of Wyoming
                and Nebraska. On this day in 1961, a storm system brought 5.8 inches of
                snow to Cheyenne, while Scottsbluff received 4.9 inches.
                It also snowed 5.2 inches in Cheyenne on this day in 1963, while
                10 inches of snow fell onto Kimball, Nebraska.                   
Mar.  4:  On this day in 1933, Scottsbluff was coated with 7.5 inches of
                snow, while Cheyenne was lightly coated with 3.0 inches.

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