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NATIONAL SUMMARY -A winter storm shifted from the Midwest to the Northeast yesterday, spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain from Chicago to Boston. This caused widespread travel delays at airports and on the roads. More than 1,000 flights were delayed and more than 400 canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport alone with hundreds more between Philadelphia International and Newark Liberty and LaGuardia in New York City. Warmer air surging from the south allowed for the morning's wintry weather across the lower Midwest to change over to rain by the end of the day with temperatures topping out in the 60s as far north as West Virginia. -Much of the Deep South was dry yesterday with temperatures well above normal. This included New Orleans reaching 80 F, falling just 3 degrees shy of reaching their record high for the date. -Below-normal temperatures were the theme across the Plains with snow and blowing snow across the northern Plains and rain showers over the southern Plains. Snow showers were also seen over the Four Corners with dry weather along the West Coast. SPECIAL WEATHER Remembering Inaugurations During Weather Extremes -Heavy snow was the story on this date in 1909 for the inauguration of President Taft as a storm dropped 9.8 inches of wet snow on Washington, D.C. This snow not only led to travel disruptions, but also interfered with the communication of the event. Four years later for the inauguration of President Wilson, the District climbed to 55 degrees, making it the warmest inauguration on record. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 a.m. EST Wednesday: -Henderson, KY: 1.48" -Paducah, KY: 1.40" -Cincinnati, OH: 1.36" -Evansville, IN: 1.34" -Cape Girardeau, MO: 1.24" -Huntingburg, IN: 1.14" -Metropolis, IL: 1.09" -Wilmington, OH: 1.01" -Poplar Bluff, MO: 0.94" -Madisonville, KY: 0.89" -Cairo, IL: 0.85" -Hamilton, OH: 0.84" -Lancaster, OH: 0.80" -Parkersburg, WV: 0.76" -Montgomery, AL: 0.75" -Newark, OH: 0.71" -Zanesville, OH: 0.69" -Somerset, KY: 0.64" Some Snowfall Totals from Tuesday: Richmond, RI 4.5" Pine Plains, NY 4.0" Homer, NY 3.8" Southington, CT 3.6" Acushnet, MA 3.5" Worcester, MA 3.2" Warren, RI 3.1" Warwick, RI 3.0" Wakefield, RI 2.8" Providence, RI 2.7" Narragansett, RI 2.6" Cranston, RI 2.5" Syracuse, NY 2.4" Westborough, MA 2.3" Binghamton, NY 2.2" Framingham, MA 2.1" New Bedford, MA 2.0" Oneonta, NY 1.9" Springfield, MA 1.8" Arlington, MA 1.7" Boston, MA 1.6" Quincy, MA 1.5" Newport, RI 1.4" Somerville, MA 1.3" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 88 at Marco Island, Florida National Low Yesterday -19 at Saranac Lake, New York COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved MARCH 04 PLACE YEAR EVENT ___________________________________________________________________________ Washington, D.C. 1909 President Taft was inaugurated during a furious storm; 9.8 inches of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The snow equalled 2.90 inches of water in 24 hours. Brownsville, Texas 1983 A high of 100 degrees; earliest 100-degree day ever for the city.
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