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This Day In Weather History

Great Atlantic Coast Blizzard (1899)
(12th-14th) Boston. . . Storm total of 16 in. Winds gusted to 65 mph at Blue Hill Observatory on the 12th and maintained an average of 50 mph through- out the entire day. 24-36 in. reported of snow just north in vicinity of Beverly. THE BOSTON HERALD declared: "Rarely, if ever, has Boston been so completely snowbound (until Feb. 1978...) as it has been by this blizzard." At the end of the storm depth measured 23 in. in Boston... the greatest depth in 98 years of records from 1871-1969.

Ifrane, Morocco (1935)
-11 degrees - coldest ever in Africa.

Lake Placid, NY (1980)
Finally some snow. Just in time for the opening ceremonies at the Olympic town.

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