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Today MARCH 8TH, 1717-On Fishers Island in Long Island Sound, 1200 sheep were discovered to have been buried under a snow drift for four weeks. When finally uncovered, one hundred sheep were still alive.
 
MARCH 8TH, 1984-A freak "thunder snowstorm" produced high winds, vivid lightning, and up to seven inches of snow in the northern suburbs of Washington D.C.
 
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Mar 07 MARCH 7TH, 1987-Forty-five cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Huron SD hit 80 degrees, and Pickstown SD reached 81 degrees. Rochester MN and Rockford IL smashed their previous record for the date by sixteen degrees.
 
MARCH 7TH, 1717-The "Great Snow", a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end. Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston MA, and snow drifts 25 feet high were reported around Dorchester MA.
 
Mar 06 MARCH 6TH, 1954-Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at the Milton Experimental Station. Pensacola FL equalled their 24-hour record with 2.1 inches of snow.
 
MARCH 6TH, 1987-Twenty-eight cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Pickstown SD was the hot spot in the nation with a reading of 83 degrees. The high of 71 at Saint Cloud MN smashed their previous record by 21 degrees.
 
Mar 05 MARCH 5TH, 1962-A tremendous storm raged along the Atlantic coast. The great Atlantic storm caused more than 200 million dollars property damage from Florida to New England. Winds along the Middle Atlantic Coast reached 70 mph raising forty foot waves, and as much as 33 inches of snow blanketed the mountains of Virginia. The Virginia shoreline was rearranged by historic tidal flooding caused by the combination of the long stretch of strong onshore winds and the "Spring Tides".
 
MARCH 5TH, 1987-A storm in the western U.S. produced heavy rain and high winds in California. Up to six inches of rain soaked the San Francisco Bay area in 24 hours, and winds gusted to 100 mph at the Wheeler Ridge Pumping Plant near the Tehachapi Mountains.
 
Mar 04 MARCH 4TH, 1909-Though fair weather was forecast, President Taft was inaugurated amidst a furious storm. About ten inches of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The storm drew much criticism against the U.S. Weather Bureau.
 
MARCH 4TH, 1953-Snow was reported on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
 
Mar 03 MARCH 3RD, 1980-A coastal storm produced 25 inches of snow at Elizabeth City NC, and 30 inches at Cape Hatteras NC. At Miami FL the mercury dipped to 32 degrees.
 
MARCH 3RD, 1983-The last of a series of storms to strike the California coast finally came to an end. Waves fifteen to twenty feet high pounded the coast for two days, and in a four day period up to 18 inches of rain drenched the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas. On the morning of the first, thunderstorms spawned two tornadoes which moved through the Los Angeles area.
 
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