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This Day In Weather History

New England (1778)
The Hessian Storm at Newport commenced 0 degrees, 18" of snow, NE gales - 50 soldiers reported frozen or lost - all of New England suffered.

Boston (1872)
Coldest Christmas ever known...minus 8 degrees in Boston. Minus 45 degrees in Lunenburg, VT

Cap May, NJ (1909)
28.57" barometer reading during large coastal storm.