A meteorological history of Armistice Day
From The Sun's print editions:
Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post:
The Great War had been over for hours when Baltimore awoke on Nov. 11, 1918. Cold, north winds made the high of 43 degrees feel much colder, but few cared. "Germany Signs Armistice, Washington Announces; World War Has Ceased," the Sun's "Victory Edition" declared.
In 1938, clouds parted for the sun pushing temperatures into the upper 60s for Americans celebrating Armistice Day as a national holiday for the first time.
Gentle breezes and temperatures in the mid-50s prevailed in 1954, when Armistice Day became Veterans Day.
File photo of Armistice Day Parade at Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore