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Weather Event

Cold wave of 1912

A cold wave gripped much of the state from January 4-16.

The worst of the cold wave occurred on January 13, when temperatures dropped to 34 degrees below zero in Philippi and 20 below zero in Fairmont. The weather bureau reported: “The protracted cold weather caused much suffering. There were several deaths from exposure, and nearly all outdoor work was suspended.”

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