On this date in weather history - March 19th

Published On: Mar 19 2013 05:33:05 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 20 2013 10:55:00 PM EDT
MIAMI -

On this date, some dust storms can grow to devastating size. For instance, from the 12th to the 25th of March in 1935, Colorado dust storms claimed the lives six people and suffocated livestock. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground, closing schools and causing residents to leave their houses.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................100 McAllen, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................100 Harlingen, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Saranac Lake, N.Y.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-47 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................63 Monarch Pass, Colo.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................4.75
   Rolla, N.D.

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