In 1988 snow squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region buried Pulaski New York under 17 inches of snow in 12 hours. Sunny and mild weather prevailed across the rest of the nation. Portions of the northern Plains, including Montana, had highs in the 60s. On the same date the following year, thirteen cities in Florida reported record low temperatures, including Jacksonville with a reading of 24 degrees. Severe cold in Florida claimed three lives and resulted in 250 to 300 million dollars crop damage. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the central United States with Dodge City Kansas reporting a record high of 80 degrees.