Snow showers were affecting Maine with mixed rain and snow showers in
other parts of New England and upstate New York and northern
Pennsylvania. Rain showers and spotty thunderstorms extended along
the Carolina coast. An area of rain was developing from northwestern
Minnesota to southern Wisconsin. Much of the balance of the nation
was free of rain. Chilly air was hanging on in the Northeast with
fairly seasonable temperatures in the South with building warmth over
the Plains. Warmth was holding over much of the West, ahead of a push
of cooler air for the Northwest.
A Potent Late-March Storm on the Plains Recalled...
--A blizzard affected eastern Wyoming and Montana into South Dakota
and northwestern Nebraska on March 30, 2009. The storm brought up to
2 feet of snow in the hardest-hit areas with drifts up to 8 feet.
Severe thunderstorms affected some areas south of the snow with hail
and damaging wind gusts.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--March 2015 is on pace to surpass the warmest month on record by 2.0
F or more in downtown Los Angeles. As of March 30, the temperature
has averaged 68.4 F in the city, which is 7.8 F above normal and 2.4
F above the record set in 1931. The record in 1931 was 66.0 F.
--1.25-inch diameter hail fell near Belzoni, Mississippi, during
--1.00-inch diameter hail fell near Ebenezer, Mississippi, during
High winds spread east of the northern Rockies overnight, fanning out
over the northern and central Plains on Sunday. Top gusts above 60
mph were fairly common with 70-mph gusts happening locally. A 75-mph
gust was clocked before daybreak at the Rapid City, South Dakota,
airport. There was at least sporadic minor damage, as evidenced by a
report of half a roof getting torn off in Custer, South Dakota. Also,
a barn door was blown off and a window was broken near Clareton,
Weston County, Wyoming.
Recent Snowfall (Inches)...
Grand Marais, Mich. 6.0
Raber, Mich. 5.0
Newberry, Mich. 4.5
Trout Lake, Mich. 4.5
Champion, Mich. 4.0
National Mine, Mich. 3.8
Three Lakes, Mich. 3.1
Arnold, Mich. 3.0
Temperature Departures From Average (F) March 2015...
Boston, Mass. -5.2
New York, N.Y. -4.4
Detroit, Mich. -2.9
Chicago, Ill. -3.1
Philadelphia, Pa. -4.6
Charlotte, N.C. +3.1
Atlanta, Ga. +3.2
Minneapolis, Minn. +2.3
Denver, Colo. +4.2
Dallas, Texas -2.1
Orlando, Fla. +6.6
Seattle, Wash. +3.9
San Francisco, Calif. +5.6
Los Angeles, Calif. +6.7
Phoenix, Ariz. +6.5
Salt Lake City, Utah +5.6
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 103 at Death Valley, California
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 17 at Bodie State Park, California
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