Area Weather History for March 12-18th.

Mar. 12:  On this day in1982 high winds blew across the region, with Cheyenne
                 recording a peak gust of 74 mph.
 
                 It can still get very cold at this time of year. In 1932 the temperature
                 fell to 20 degrees below zero in Cheyenne on this day.
 
                 Today also marks the latest day in the season that the temperature remained
                 below zero in Cheyenne. It occurred on this day in 1880 when Cheyenne
                 had a high temperature of only 5 below zero.
                           
Mar. 13:  On this day in 1973 a winter storm brought 9.3 inches of snow to
                 Cheyenne, while 9 inches of snow fell onto Cheyenne on this day
                 in 1913.
                
Mar. 14:  Today is the most likely day of the year for measurable snow to
                 occur in Scottsbluff. Since 1898, it has snowed on this day 30
                 times, or 26% of the time.
 
                 On this day in 1973, Laramie, Wyoming was covered with a 13.8
                 inch snowfall.
              
                 On this day in 1946, Cheyenne recorded its greatest daily precipitation
                 amount for March with 1.29 inches. Much of that came from 11.5
                 inches of snow. In addition, it is also the earliest day of the year that
                 hail has been reported in Cheyenne.
                                                      
Mar. 15:  The 1973 snowstorm came to an end on this day, leaving Cheyenne
                 with a storm total of 16.3 inches. Laramie measured a total of 18.1
                 inches of snow while 15 inches was measured near Wheatland.
               
Mar. 16:  On this day in 1960 a winter storm brought 8.0 inches of snow to
                 Alliance, Nebraska. 
 
                 Kimball, Nebraska was chilled to 11 degrees below zero on this day
                 in 1906, while Scottsbluff fell to 20 degrees below zero. 
           
Mar. 17:  A memorable blizzard began late on this day in 2003 as rain changed
                 to snow over the high plains. Just 1.3 inches of snow was recorded in
                 Cheyenne by the end of the day, but it was just the beginning.
 
                 On this day in 1994, Cheyenne recorded a peak wind gust of 74 mph.   
 
Mar. 18:  The blizzard of 2003 reached its peak strength across the higher elevations
                 of southeast Wyoming, and extended its effects into Colorado. Cheyenne
                 recorded its greatest daily snowfall ever in March with 15.9 inches, with
                 over 2 feet of snow reported over the Laramie range west of Cheyenne.
                 Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph created drifts over 6 feet high and closed
                 all roads around the Cheyenne area.
 
                 A winter storm also brought heavy snow to the region on this day in 1979,
             with Cheyenne receiving 11.5 inches and Laramie 11.0 inches.    


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