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A series of white frosts began on this date over two centuries ago, in 1816, a prelude to the infamous “Year Without A Summer”. The weather up until May had been progressing normally, even including temperatures in the 80s at the end of April. But the cold weather, cloudy skies, and occasional dustings of snow on the mountains greatly delayed the budding out of trees, and the flowering plants.