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December 30, 2006|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

This date in 1917 was the coldest day on record for Baltimore. After an overnight low of minus-3 degrees Fahrenheit, the mercury failed to reach double digits, stalling at 9 degrees. The next day wasn't much better, with a high of just 12 degrees. For 14 days, thermometers never reached the other side of 32 degrees. River navigation ceased by Dec. 9. There were 8 to 10 inches of ice at the mouth of the Patuxent River. It was the coldest December here until 1989.

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