Apparently Predicting D.C. Weather Has Always Been a Fickle Business
Well, it seems predicting the weather here has always been a little bit of a crapshoot. Check out this cartoon that ran on the front page of the Washington Evening Star newspaper exactly 100 years ago today, January 17, 1913.
A bunch of stocking-cap-clad kids are ready to go sledding in Washington but, like today... NO SNOW, just clouds. I wonder if their grassroots "We Demand A New Weather Man" campaign had any impact?
Kudos to the folks at the D.C. Public Library's Washingtoniana division for pulling this gem out of the archives.