Today in Weather History

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On this day, in 1743, a ground-breaking discovery regarding storm movement took place. In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin planned to spend the night observing the lunar eclipse, but was unable to due to an incoming storm. He noted that the surface winds were from the northeast, leading him to assume that the storm had come from that direction and that his brother in Boston would not be able to view the eclipse because of this. However, he was shocked to find out that his brother was able to. Thus, he concluded that the storm, to which we know was a hurricane now, moved contrary to surface winds.

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