On this date in weather history - March 12th

By Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Mar 12 2013 04:20:59 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 13 2013 04:28:28 PM EDT
MIAMI -

On this date, "The Blizzard of '93" struck the eastern portion of the country on this date through the 15th in 1993, bringing heavy snow, hurricane force winds, and extremely low pressure. While most places recorded significant snow amounts, Birmingham, AL received 17 inches of snow, bringing the city to a standstill. Nearly every station in West Virginia reported a new 24-hour snowfall record.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 Ocotillo Wells, Calif.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................85 Keahole Point, Hawaii
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-8 Baudette, Minn.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-36 Kivalina, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................56 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.86 Columbus AFB, Miss.
  

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