Today in Weather History

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On this day, in 1848, a particular, abnormal silence in New York stunned the entire nation. The water of Niagara Falls, a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of the Niagara Gorge, stopped flowing. This eerie silence stemmed from an ice jam at the neck of no other than Lake Erie itself and the Niagara River entryway that is between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. In relating this to weather, the cause of the jam is from the wind, waves, and lake currents.

So, you may be wondering: how often does this happen? Because I know in my lifetime, this has never happened. Well, the answer to that is: this was the only time in history that the Falls stopped flowing!

Today’s history excerpt was fun, wasn’t it? Definitely something I didn’t know! Have a great day!

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