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Pat Shingleton: "March marches on..."

4 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, March 05 2015 Mar 5, 2015 March 05, 2015 3:00 AM March 05, 2015 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

With a projected overnight low at 38 degrees the temperature will rise just two degrees for the daytime high. The final days of winter note March 6, 1954 when Pensacola logged its greatest 24 hour snowfall amount of two inches. Four inches of snow covered Adrian Harris' favorite town - Milton. As noted in a previous column, March 5, 1997 found a swath of hail five miles wide and six inches deep from McLain, MS., to Leaksville. President William Henry Harrison took the oath of office on a cloudy, windy day with a temperature of 48 degrees on March 4, 1841. His 100 minute speech was followed by a horse ride from the Capitol Building without a hat or overcoat. Over the next few days, his cold escalated to pneumonia and he died one month later.

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