The BBC and other news outlets report that “Snow has fallen in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for the first time in living memory […] Mohammed Abdul-Hussein, 63 and retired, told the Associated Press he had heard from his father when he was young that snow fell in the early 1940s on the outskirts of northern Baghdad.”
I have looked at the archives of The New York Times and there is a indeed at least one reference to that snow storm.
“MANY TURKS, GREEKS PERISH IN BLIZZARD; Snow Halts Istanbul Traffic, Cripples Rail Services”
Special Broadcast to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
January 12, 1942, Monday
Page 2, 249 words
No matter…this is going to be used as “evidence for climate change” in any case…