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Weather on This Date - March 14




March 14, 1870 
The term blizzard was first applied to a storm which produced heavy snow and high winds in Minnesota and Iowa. (David Ludlum) 

March 14, 1944 
A single storm brought a record 21.6 inches of snow to Salt Lake City UT. (The Weather Channel) 

March 14, 1960 
Northern Georgia was between snowstorms. Gainesville GA received 17 inches of snow during the month, and reported at least a trace of snow on the ground 22 days in March. Snow was on roofs in Hartwell GA from the 2nd to the 29th. (The Weather Channel) 

March 14, 1987 
A powerful storm in the western U.S. produced 15 inches of snow in the Lake Tahoe Basin of Nevada, and wind gusts to 50 mph at Las Vegas NV. Thunderstorms in the Sacramento Valley of California spawned a tornado which hit a turkey farm near Corning. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 14, 1988 
Squalls in the Great Lakes Region continued to produce heavy snow in northwest Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, and produced up to 14 inches of snow in northeast Ohio. Poplar WI reported 27 inches of snow in two days. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 14, 1989 
High winds in Colorado and Wyoming gusted above 120 mph at Horsetooth Heights CO. High winds in the Central Plains sharply reduced visibilities in blowing dust as far east as Kansas City MO. Winds gusting to 72 mph at Hill City KS reduced the visibility to a city block in blowing dust. Soil erosion in northwest Kansas damaged nearly five million acres of wheat. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

March 14, 1990 
Fifty-three cities reported record high temperatures for the date as readings warmed into the 70s and 80s from the Gulf coast to the Great Lakes Region. Charleston WV was the hot spot in the nation with a record high of 89 degrees. It was the fourth of five consecutive days with record warm tempeatures for many cities in the eastern U.S. There were 283 daily record highs reported in the central and eastern U.S. during between the 11th and the 15th of March. (The National Weather Summary) 

March 14, 2007 
The temperature in Concord, NH, reaches a record high of 74 degrees less than one week after a record low temperature of 7 degrees below zero on March 8, an 81 degree temperature swing in six days. 

March 4, 2008
An EF-2 tornado tracked through downtown Atlanta causing millions of dollars of damage to buildings, including several high rise business and hotel buildings. The tornado also resulted in one death and 30 injuries. The tornado touched down just west of downtown Atlanta and then tracked eastward to near the Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome where an SEC basketball conference was being held at the time. It then crossed the CNN Omni Hotel Complex and Phillips Arena, where an NBA basketball game was underway, and across the Equitable Bank Tower. It finally lifted as it went into extreme western DeKalb County. The tornado had a total path length of six miles and a maximum path width of 200 yards. For more information, click 
here. (NWS Atlanta)

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou





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