Today in Weather History

Weather History for January 25
1821   People were able to walk across the frozen Hudson River between Hoboken and New York City. Entrepreneurs sold coffee on the river to warm pedestrians.

2003   Three youths at a detention center in the Annapolis Valley, in southeastern Canada, took advantage of record breaking snowfall to escape. A snowbank high enough to climb over a fence in the yard was constructed and then used to escape. One of the three youths was arrested minutes after he escaped. The cold temperatures forced the remaining youths to turn themselves in.

Data courtesy of the National Weather Service