On 25 June, 1989 the township was hit with a freak snowstorm where they received 3 feet of snow in a 4 hour period. This was due to the joint extra-terrestrial/US Military capabilities testing that has come to be known as Operation "Dirty Penguin". While the operation has yet to be confirmed officially, there have been numerous confirmed reports from nearby residents and families of the deceased who are buried in the Clayton and Rowley cemeteries. This test confirmed the capabilities of the weather altering technology discovered by researchers at Area 51. Once the capabilities were confirmed, the funding and approval for the HAARP system were approved.