A swath of heavy snow extended from southern Virginia to southeastern
Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon. Rain was falling from
southeastern Virginia and the lower part of Delmarva to part of the
Florida Panhandle and southern Louisiana. Some sleet was occurring
from part of the southern Appalachians to central Louisiana. Much of
the balance of the nation was free of precipitation. Warmth was
holding over the southeastern corner of the nation, as was building
over areas west of the Rockies. Arctic air was seeping southward in
the Eastern and Central states.
Now That's Hot!
While cold air is again expanding over much of the eastern half of
the nation, although for only a brief period, record warmth was felt
over the Central states on March 5, 1991. Temperatures climbed to 94
F at San Antonio, Texas; 96 F at Dallas, Texas; 84 F at Wichita,
Kansas; and 74 F at Sioux City, Iowa.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
A passenger jet slid off a slippery runway in heavy snow at New
York City's LaGuardia Airport during the Thursday midday hours.
Motorists were stranded along a stretch of Interstate 65, near
Elizabethtown, Kentucky, during Wednesday morning.
More than 3,500 flights have been delayed or canceled as of the
midday hours Wednesday.