• Four Indications That Spring Is on the Horizon

    March 3, 2015; 8:17 PM ET

    It still feels like winter across much of the United States, but meteorological spring has already begun, and astronomical spring is only a couple of weeks away.

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Des Moines, IA (1983)
Earliest it has ever reached 80 degrees (actual temperature 81 degrees) in Des Moines. The normal is 37 degrees.

Plains Blizzard (1985)
Snow Amounts..... Huron, SD 22" Faulkton, SD 17" Pierre, SD 11" Many highways were closed in parts of South Dakota and Minnesota. At Huron, SD, 18.3" of snow on March 3rd was a new 24-hour record. Snow drifted to heights of 15-20 feet in Park Point, MN, covering houses and telephone poles.

Arizona (1989)
A dust storm reduced visibility to near zero along sections of I-10 in Cochise County. Twenty-five vehicles were in accidents and two people were killed.