A two day snowstorm dumped 18.9 inches on Omaha, Nebraska -- the location's biggest single snowstorm on record.
The most severe blizzard in modern history struck North Dakota and Minnesota. The blizzard hit on a Saturday night while many were traveling and resulted in the tragic loss of 71 lives. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Duluth, Minnesota and to 85 mph at Grand Forks, north Dakota. Snow drifts reached 12 feet in north central Minnesota.
Severe thunderstorms in Arkansas produced 2 violent (F4) tornadoes. The first tornado tracked 48 miles through Van Buren, Cleburne, and Independence Counties. 2 people were killed and 13 were injured. 63 homes and 22 mobile homes were destroyed. The tornado lifted the Highway 16 bridge and threw it into Greers Ferry Lake. The bridge was 1/4 mile long and had a large steel superstructure. The second tornado tore through Jackson and Poinsett Counties with 5 people killed and 12 injured.
More than 100 hours of continuous snow finally came to and end at Marquette, Michigan during which time the city was buried under 43 inches of snow. Unseasonably cold weather prevailed in the southeastern U.S. 41 cities reported new record low temperatures for the date.
Intense snow squalls that began back on the 12th finally came to an end over Oswego and Onondaga counties in central New York. Palermo was buried under an incredible 85 inches of snow over the 4 day period. Parish checked in with 60 inches and Fulton recorded 51 inches. Syracuse recorded 7.7 inches of "normal" snow from the big storm back on the 11-12th, but this was peanuts compared to the 24 inches the squalls deposited on the city.
69 daily low temperature records were broken over the eastern U.S. as cold air persisted behind the "Blizzard of '93". Elkins, West Virginia recorded 5 degrees below zero to break its old record by 15 degrees and New Orleans, Louisiana dropped to 31 degrees to break its old record by 9 degrees. Fort Myers, Florida shivered at 39 degrees.
.9 inches of snow on this day brought the seasonal snowfall total at Binghamton, New York to 123.2 inches -- the city's snowiest winter ever.
Marquette, Michigan recorded 12.8 inches of snow on the day to raise its seasonal snowfall to 276.8 inches. This set a new recordd for seasonal snowfall for the city. The old record was 272.2 inches in the 1996-97 season.