This map was published in the very first issue of National Geographic Magazine, in October 1888. The map accompanied an article entitled "The Great Storm of March 11-14, 1888." It shows conditions during the storm, including atmospheric pressure, temperature, and the prevailing direction and force of the winds. The storm was considered a blizzard and dumped significant amounts of snow on much of the eastern United States.

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encyclopedic entry. A map is a symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface

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A barometer is a tool used to measure atmospheric pressure, also called barometric pressure

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Wind is the movement of air caused by the uneven heating of the Earth by the sun.