February 9, 1870 – The National Weather Service we know today started when President Ulysses S. Grant signed a joint resolution of Congress requiring the Secretary of War “to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent and at other points in the States and Territories . . . and for giving notice on the northern (Great) Lakes and on the seacoast by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms. Team Coverage!
February 9, 1933 – A couple of states set records for coldest temperatures. In a place called Moran, WY, located next to Teton National Park, the temp fell to an unthinkable 63 degrees below zero. It was even worse at the Riverside Ranger Station in Montana. The low was 66 below! That wasn’t just a state record. It was a record for the nation, at least until 1954.
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