1816 was called “The Year Without a Summer” after the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia. Crop failure forced Joseph Smith to leave Vermont, and his journeys resulted in “The Book of Mormon,” the dreary rain in Switzerland drove Mary Shelley to stay indoors, where she wrote “Frankenstein.”
Cambridge Bay, Canada has a 0.0% chance of sunshine throughout December.
The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora lead to an unseasonably cool summer in 1816, which lead to an 800% rise in oat prices, which lead a German inventor to create the predecessor to what we now call a bicycle.
They grow bananas in Iceland.
It snowed in the Sahara Desert in 1979.