Chapter 1: Early Weather of the Middle Atlantic


Early Weather Events - Civil War, War of 1812, and Revolutionary War

1) Summary and Explanation of Colonial Weather
2) John Smith's Accounts of Virginia's Weather, 1607
3) The Native American's Five Seasons, 1608
4) John Clayton describes Virginia's Weather, 1685
5) Benjamin Franklin Documents Coastal Storm Tracks, 1747
6) Thomas Jefferson on Virginia's Climate, 1781
7) Early Themometers
8) The Little Ice Age
9) Global warming in the late 1700's?
10) The Storm of 1586 that Ended Raleigh's First Colony
11) Jamestown's First Summer of 1607
12) Jamestown's Great Frost and Starving Time Winters, 1607-1610
13) The "Dreadful Hurricane" of 1667
14) "The Great Fresh" of 1771
15) The Washington and Jefferson Snowstorm of 1772
16) The Christmas Snowstorm of 1776
17) The Cold Wave of 1780 that froze the Chesapeake Bay
18) Snowbound in 1784
19) A Look Back at 1797
20) The Tornado and the Burning of Washington, August 25, 1814
21) "The Year without a Summer" in 1816
22) The Great Snowstorm of January 1857
23) The Thunderstorm and the Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly), September 1, 1862
24) The "Mud March" Nor'easter, January 20-23, 1863
25) The Great Snowball Battle of Rappahannock Academy, February 25, 1863