Weather has always held a strong position in the consciousness of New Englanders. Its daily changes were recorded by countless diarists throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This article examines four of these weather events: The "Hessian Storm" of 1778; the Great Gale of 1815; the Year Without a Summer in 1816; and the hail storm of 1894
Hattendorf, Ingrid M. and Potvin, Ron M.
"Weathering Changes: Notable Storms in 18th and 19th Century Newport and New England,"
Newport History: Vol. 70
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol70/iss244/2