2003: More than 90% of Lake Superior was covered with ice due to long stretches of unusually cold weather.
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1950: Calculations for the first computerized weather forecast began at a U.S. Army research laboratory. It took the computer about 24 hours to generate the forecast for the next 24 hours. Researchers were hopeful, however--two of the first four predictions were somewhat accurate.
1717: Southern New Hampshire received four feet of snow in nine days
1837: Savannah, Georgia, received 10 inches of snow
1918: A car crossed frozen Penobscot Bay, Maine
1980: Norfolk, Virginia, received 13.7 inches of snow
2007: A sandstorm with hurricane-force winds derailed a train in western China
2011: 103 degrees Fahrenheit, Laredo, Texas