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Weather on This Date - March 3




March 3, 1966 
A tornado hit Jackson, MS, killing 54 persons. (David Ludlum) 

March 3, 1980 
A coastal storm produced 25 inches of snow at Elizabeth City, NC, and 30 inches at Cape Hatteras NC. At Miami FL the mercury dipped to 32 degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) 

March 3, 1983 
The last of a series of storms to strike the California coast finally came to an end. Waves fifteen to twenty feet high pounded the coast for two days, and in a four day period up to 18 inches of rain drenched the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area. On the morning of the first, thunderstorms spawned two tornadoes which moved through the Los Angeles area. (Storm Data) 

March 3, 1987 
A storm brought heavy rain and gale force winds to Washington and Oregon. Quillayute WA received 2.67 inches of rain in 24 hours, and winds gusted to 60 mph at Astoria OR. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 3, 1988 
A small but intense low pressure system roared across west central Mississippi at 90 mph early in the morning. A tornado in southern Mississippi picked up an automobile, carried it 150 feet, and tossed it through the brick wall of an unoccupied retirement home. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 3, 1989 
Wintry weather prevailed from the southern Rockies to the Upper Great Lakes. Neguanee MI received 19 inches of snow, and up to 24 inches of snow blanketed Colorado. Blizzard conditions were reported in Minnesota. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 3, 1990 
An upper level weather disturbance produced snow in the Colorado Rockies, with eight inches reported at Winter Park, and a storm moving off the Pacific Ocean began to spread rain and snow across the western U.S. March continued to start off like a lamb elsewhere around the country. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 3, 2001
Heavy rain and thunderstorms persisted across the west central Georgia area throughout the afternoon and early evening forcing creeks and rivers out of their banks and flooding roads in many areas. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches were common throughout the region. The Chattahoochee River Walk in Columbus was flooded as the Chattahoochee River rose to 28 feet, which is within 6 feet of flood stage (flood stage is 34 feet). In Americus in Sumter County, several homes were flooded and some roads were blocked as water became so deep that cars could not pass safely. (NWS Atlanta)

March 3, 2003 
It was a day of temperature extremes. Miami reached a high temperature of 90 degrees, the earliest observed 90 degree temperature since March 5, 1964. Meanwhile Marquette, MI, dropped to 30 degrees below zero, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the city in March. 

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou





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