...On this date in weather history...
In 1987...the upper Mississippi Valley and upper Great Lakes were overwhelmed by a winter storm that buried southern Minnesota with 15 to 20 inches of snow. Northwest winds reaching 40 mph produced 6 foot drifts and near zero visibilities. There were around 1,000 accidents in Michigan that resulted in 35 injuries.
In 1988...damaging winds behind a cold front killed 3 in eastern Pennsylvania and injured 12 in eastern Pennsylvania...southern New Jersey and Maryland. Hammonton NJ and Washington...D.C. Both measured 87 mph gusts.In 1879...an extraordinary snowstorm occurred in a most unusual place: in the middle east...where Jerusalem received 17 inches of snow.