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December’s long nights, and short days with a meager sun even on the sunniest of days means that spells of cold weather become increasingly common. One of the earliest extended spells of cold weather was at its worst on this date in 1951. Temperatures plunged below zero each morning for more than a week in West Burke, VT, with -29 on the morning of the 17th. In Barnet, along the Connecticut River, the temperature fell to -30.