1909: American explorer Robert Peary and five others reached what they determined to be the North Pole on this day. Historical analysis suggests he fell a few miles short of reaching his goal.
1973: On this date through the 8th, a major spring snowstorm dumped 11.6 inches of snow across Denver, Colorado. Most of the heavy wet snow of 10.1 inches fell on the 7th when temperatures remained in the 20s. The low temperature of 5 degrees on the 8th was a new record low for the date and the lowest for so late in the season.
1982: A Nor’easter brought over a foot of snow to most of southern New England with strong winds resulting in blizzard conditions.
Which would you rather have, rain with a warming trend, or a blizzard? In 1982, we didn’t have a choice: pic.twitter.com/iPIRLAEUnl
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) April 7, 2017
2007: The opening-season series between the Indians and Minnesota Twins is wiped out by a snowstorm and a cold snap. The Indians led 4-0 when their home opener Friday on the 6th was called off by umpires because of heavy snow. The grounds crew who tried to make the field playable with backpack blowers and brooms spent more time on the field than the players during nearly three hours of stoppages. About a foot of snow remained on the field Monday afternoon the 9th.
2017: A ranger at the Jefferson Memorial captured a weak, EF-0 tornado over the National Mall.
A ranger at the Jefferson Mem shot this afternoon’s storm passing over the Tidal Basin before uprooting several trees on the far shore. pic.twitter.com/iYDavq6poO
— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) April 7, 2017
2017: More information on the EF-0 tornado in the Washington, DC area.
National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has confirmed an EF-0 Tornado that tracked from Arlington, VA into Washington, DC on April 6th pic.twitter.com/vlNcpQwdjF
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) April 7, 2017