WX History: March 31st

1942: During the month of March, Puu Kukui on Maui, Hawaii received 101 inches of rain, a record for the U.S in one month. The same place also holds the annual rainfall record for the United States with 704.83 inches in 1982. 

Source: Weather Channel.

1962: A tornado struck the town of Milton, Florida killing 17 persons and injuring 100 others. It was the worst tornado disaster in Florida history. 

Source: Storm Data and Kimandmikeontheroad.com

1973: A devastating tornado took a nearly continuous 75-mile path through north central Georgia causing more than 104 million dollars damage.

 

March 31, 1973 Athens Tornado track
Tornado tracks across Georgia and South Carolina from this event.

 

Sources: NWS Assessment and Athens Banner – Herald.

 

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