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Memphis Snow -- March 7, 2008


Although technically still winter, few Memphians expect to see snow in early March. In fact, there have only been 12 instances of one-inch (or greater) snowfalls during the month of March in Memphis history. That being said, however, it is worth noting that the city's two biggest snowfalls occurred in that very month -- one in 1892 and the other in 1968.

In 2008, the biggest snowfall of the season also occurred in March. On March 7th, the city of Memphis received as much as seven inches of snow in some areas. Not only was this impressive for March, it was impressive in general for a city that has an average annual snowfall total of 5.3 inches. What makes this particular event even more incredible is that Memphis saw a high temperature of 57 degrees on the day before!

For some unique perspectives into this unual weather, check out the gallery of photos below.

Images 1-12 of 17
Snow on Main StreetAppreciated SnowSnow in the CemeteryStop Sign?
Snow on the MagnoliaCentral StationFreeze WarningSnow on the Street
Snow Covered BushRailroad CrossingSnowy FlowerSnowy Elvis
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