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Controlling the weather has been the subject of many discussions as to its merit. Cloud seeding had its beginnings on this date in 1946 over the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Scientists from General Electric led by Dr. Irving Langmuir teamed up with meteorologist Vincent Shaefer on what was known as Project Cirrus. Dropping silver iodide into a promising cumulus cloud to enhance the formation of ice crystals, they were able to produce a localized snow shower.