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The first of two heavy snowfalls came over 50 years ago on this date, in 1971, part of four very snowy winters in a row, and in many locations the snowiest winter on record. This included the capital of Montpelier, where 17 inches fell, bringing snow on the ground to over four feet. A second storm on the 7th dumped over a foot and a half of snow, with the snow depth reaching 70 inches.