Weather Conditions at Time of Marshall Plane Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Even the National Weather Service has found a way to get in on the hype around the "We Are Marshall" movie.

Recently meteorologists at the Charleston office decided to research what the weather patterns were on November 14th, 1970 -- the day a plane carrying 75 Marshall football players, coaches and fan crashed just short of the Tri-State Airport in Ceredo.

Meteorologist Chris Mattarochia says they anticipated interest in the weather conditions during the crash, since the movie was coming out. The Huntington premiere is December 12th. On its website, there is a posting about what the weather conditions were that day with three maps showing sea level pressures and surface temperatures throughout the day.

Mattarochia says it isn't uncommon rain and low clouds in the Huntington area like there was that day. He also said the temperature for that day was normal.

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