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NATIONAL SUMMARY A period of rain early on Saturday morning across southeastern New England changed over to snow during the late morning and continued into the evening hours. A zone of heavier snow oriented across eastern Long Island. A general 1 to 3 inches of snow fell across southern New England. A couple snow showers fell across the rest of the Northeast, the Appalachians and the mid-Atlantic. Across the Southeast, a mainly dry and cool day was observed. A few rain and snow showers moved across Mississippi and Alabama during the afternoon before dissipating during the evening hours. With high pressure in control, dry conditions and sunshine were observed across the Midwest. A storm system brought rain to the northern Plains during the evening hours. This storm system will spread warmer air into the region on Sunday. Across the southern Plains, a couple showers moved across eastern Kansas and Arkansas early in the day. Texas remained warm with many locations seeing high temperatures 10 to 15 F above average for this time of year. Across the West, rain and mountain snow moved across the Pacific Northwest and northern Plains along with strong winds. It was another warm day across the remainder of the West with many locations breaking or tying previous record-high temperatures. SPECIAL WEATHER Niagara Falls "Dries Up" In 1848, Niagara Falls ran dry for about 24 hours. The river was reduced to a trickle, as a massive ice jam formed on this date near Buffalo. Strong winds has blown ice from Lake Erie into the river entrance and completely blocked it. It was only when the ice shifted the following day that the water resumed its flow. Residents were so used to the sound of water flowing that some of them awoke during the night due to the unusual silence. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Some Record High Temperatures from Saturday: -Death Valley, California, tied the record of 102 degrees, originally set in 1986. -Palm Springs, California, set a record of 100 degrees, breaking the record of 97 degrees set in 1969. -Yuma, Arizona, set a record of 98 degrees, breaking the record of 97 degrees set way back in 1893. -Phoenix, Arizona, tied the record of 95 degrees, originally set in 1986. -Las Vegas, Nevada, set a record of 91 degrees, breaking the record of 89 degrees set in 1986. -El Paso, Texas, tied the record of 88 degrees, originally set in 1967. -Sacramento (airport), Calfornia, set a record of 84 degrees, breaking the record of 81 degrees set in 1986. -Sacramento (downtown), California, tied the record of 84 degrees, originally set in 1986. -Stockton, California, tied the record of 84 degrees, originally set in 1952 and tied in 1957. -Miles City, Montana, set a record of 83 degrees, breaking the record of 80 degrees set in 1986. -Scottsbluff, Nebraska, set a record of 82 degrees, breaking the record of 79 degrees set in many years. -Albuquerque, New Mexico, set a record of 81 degrees, breaking the record of 80 degrees originally set in 1963 and tied in 1967. -Sheridan, Wyoming, set a record of 80 degrees, smashing the record of 76 degrees set in 1986. -Billings, Montana, set a record of 80 degrees, breaking the record of 79 degrees set in 1986. -Dickinson, North Dakota, set a record of 80 degrees, smashing the record of 76 degrees set in 1986. -Williston, North Dakota, set a record of 79 degrees, smashing the record of 74 degrees set in 1986. -Grand Junction, Colorado, set a record of 78 degrees, breaking the record of 77 degrees set in 1986. -Cheyenne, Wyoming, set a record of 75 degrees, breaking the record of 74 degrees set in 1986. Snowfall Totals from Saturday, as of 9 p.m. EDT: Lake Grove, NY 3.3" Gardner, MA 3.0" Hubbardstown, MA 2.8" Centereach, NY 2.7" Lunenburg, MA 2.7" Coram, NY 2.5" East Killiingly, CT 2.4" Stony Brook, NY 2.3" Milton, MA 2.2" Quincy, MA 2.2" Randolph, MA 2.1" Newland, NC 2.0" Richmond, MA 2.0" Burrillville, RI 2.0" Tolland, CT 1.8" Staffordville, CT 1.6" York, PA 1.5" Stoneham, MA 1.4" Saratoga Springs, NY 1.3" Schaghticoke, NY 1.2" Lake Luzerne, NY 1.1" Selinsgrove, PA 1.0" Newtonville, NY 0.9" Roxbury, CT 0.8" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 102 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday -19 at Doe Lake, Michigan COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved MARCH 29 PLACE YEAR EVENT ____________________________________________________________________________ Washington, D.C. 1921 The temperature dropped from 82 to 26 degrees, ending a record early spring. Munford, Ala. 1991 Four people were killed when their mobile home became airborne for a quarter of a mile while riding a tornado.
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