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Weather on This Date - March 9




March 9, 1956 
A whopping 367 inches of snow was measured on the ground at the Ranier Paradise Ranger Station in Washington. The snow depth was a state record and the second highest total of record for the continental U.S. (The Weather Channel) 

March 9, 1960 
A winter storm produced a narrow band of heavy snow from north central Kentucky into Virginia and the mountains of North Carolina. Snowfall amounts ranged from 12 to 24 inches, with drifts up to eleven feet high in western Virginia. (David Ludlum) 

March 9, 1987 
Gale force winds ushered arctic air into the north central U.S. Some places were 50 degrees colder than the previous day. Northeast winds, gusting to 60 mph, produced 8 to 15 foot waves on Lake Michigan causing more than a million dollars damage along the southeastern shoreline of Wisconsin. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 9, 1988 
A cold front brought high winds to the southwestern U.S. Winds in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada gusted to 70 mph, and one person was injured by a falling tree. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 9, 1989 
Twenty-two cities in the southwestern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. In New Mexico, afternoon highs of 72 at Los Alamos, 76 at Ruidoso, and 79 at Quemado, were records for March. (The National Weather Summary) 

March 9, 1990 
Evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in West Texas. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 71 mph at Lubbock, and golf ball size hail was reported at several other locations. Strong thunderstorm winds injured two persons north of the town of Canyon. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 9, 2004

In Villa Rica (Carroll County), a wildfire, initially started as a small grass fire, quickly spread out of control due to very dry conditions and northwest winds gusting to near 40 MPH. The fire destroyed three homes and damaged 12 others in two Villa Rica subdivisions, namely the South Villages and Carrington subdivisions. It required some 60 firefighters to get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported to residents or the firefighters. (NWS Atlanta)

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou





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