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On this date in 1990 during a warm spell, cherry blossoms appear in Washington, D.C. Usually, these blossoms make their presence known later in the month, but they have been known to peak as early as March 15 due to warm spells

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................89 El Centro, Calif.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................80 Brownsville, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-13 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-54 Point Lay, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................76 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.01 Cooperstown, N.D.
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