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                   Weather History

March 7th

Local and Regional Events:

March 7, 1998:

A winter storm tracked across South Dakota resulting in heavy snow of 6 to 8 inches across most of central South Dakota from the evening of the 6th into the afternoon of the 7th. Some snowfall amounts included 6 inches at Fort Pierre and near Stephan, 7 inches at Blunt, Pierre, and Murdo, and 8 inches across far southern Jones and Lyman counties. Many activities were canceled, and travel was significantly disrupted, especially on Interstate-90.

 

Local Climate Information:

Click HERE for daily climate information for Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, and Watertown.

Click HERE for daily climate information for Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, and Sioux City.

 

U.S.A and Global Events for March 7th:

1717: A series of snowstorms between February 27 and March 7 blanketed the New England colonies with five or more feet of snow. Click HERE for more information from the New England Historical Society.

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The image above is courtesy of the New England Historical Society.

 

1970: Last near total eclipse of the sun in Washington, DC in this century. Sun was 95% eclipsed.

The image of the total solar eclipse path is courtesy of NASA.

The solar eclipse above is courtesy of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

 

1997: The worst was finally over for states hit hard by the flooding Ohio River. The river crested on the 6th at Louisville, Kentucky, at 15 feet above flood stage, after topping out at nearly 13 feet at Cincinnati, Ohio and more than 7 feet at Huntington, West Virginia.

 

Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.