On this date in weather history - March 4th

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:06:07 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 05 2013 03:55:10 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, fair weather was forecast by the U.S. Weather Bureau on this date in 1909 for President Taft's Inauguration. Instead, the nation's capital received 9.8 inches of snow as a massive snowstorm hit the city. This forecasting error led to great criticism of the Weather Bureau.   

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................93 Falfurrias, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................80 Brownsville, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-9 Yellowstone, Wyo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-51 Nuiqsut, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................64 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.48 Cavalier, N.D.