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"February Weathervents..."

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Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:41 PM by Pat Shingleton

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The Northeast Snow Storm has made history. As noted in a previous column, other notable February weather events include the reddish snow that fell on central France on February 10, 1869. Many thought it was due to blood. Red rain that dropped on Isle-sur-Serein on February 13, 1870 was caused by atmospheric red dust in the Sahara Desert. While resting her arm on her car on February 10, 1998, in Colfax, LA, lightning ran through a mailbox, into the fingers, down the arm and through the elbow of a mail carrier. The worst ice storm since 1951 struck Mississippi on February 9, 1994. Six inches of ice fell on the northern sections of the state, downing 8,000 power poles. More than 750,000 customers were without power for a month.

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