March 31

TodayinWeatherHistoryFrom NWS
1993
: Heavy rain fell over much of Iowa on March 30-31 with as much as 3.5 inches falling in some central sections. At Grinnell a total of 2.24 inches of rain was recorded which is the highest 24 hour total on record so early in the year at that location. The heavy rain combined with the melting of a deeper than normal snow pack to produce record or near record flooding along much of the Cedar and Iowa River basins, with nearly all rivers in Iowa rising above flood stage. This set the stage for the historic floods that would follow later that summer.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 31 March 1807 → Nearly a foot of snow fell on Vincennes, IN.
 31 March 1933 → A massive F4 tornado cut a devastating 25-mile swath across Jones, Jasper, and Clarke Counties in Mississippi. The tornado left 37 dead and 170 injured.
 31 March 1942 → Puu Kukui, HI recorded 107 inches of rain in March 1942.
 31 March 1962 → Seventeen people were killed by a tornado at Milton, FL. It is the worst single tornado in the history of the Sunshine State.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 31, 2013

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