Daily Historical Weather for March 4
A winter storm that started as sleet and freezing rain, and later changed to snow across western north Texas and southeast Oklahoma, occurred on March 4th and 5th, 1989. Near blizzard conditions occurred the morning of the 5th, when strong winds blew and drifted the already deep snow. The axis of heaviest snow extended from Healdton, in south-central Oklahoma, to Pauls Valley and Chandler. Sixteen inches of snow fell in Pauls Valley, and drifts of three to six feet were common. Over western north Texas, a band of snow 9 to 11 inches deep stretched from Coleman to Wichita Falls. The 9.7 inch snowfall on the 5th at Wichita Falls set their record for greatest snowfall for any one day in the month of March. This all occurred after the high temperature at Wichita Falls reached 83 just two days earlier.