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October 20, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Snow fell in Baltimore on Oct. 19 and 20, 1940. It clung to trees still burdened with leaves, mostly north and west of the city. Limbs sagged and snapped off electric service to thousands. Wet flakes fell on visitors to the Baltimore Automobile Show at the 5th Regiment Armory, where manufacturers hoped to "woo the whims of the ladies" with cars in colors other than black. In New York, under gray skies, 141 officers and men of the Maryland Naval Reserves sailed for Panama under "indefinite" activation.

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