This day in weather history for March 29...

- In 1848...Niagara Falls eased to a trickle during the late afternoon, then was "silent" for 30 hours. An ice jam at the neck of Lake Erie and the Niagara River entrance between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, was caused by wind, waves, and lake currents.

- In 1921...The temperature in Washington D.C. dropped from 82 degrees to 26 degrees thus ending an early spring.

- In 1935...A severe duststorm blanketed Amarillo, TX, for 84 hours. During one six hour period the visibility was near zero.

- In 1985...Severe thunderstorms over Howell County MO dropped softball size hail. There were no reports of injuries.


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