January 30, 2014

Frigid Winter Weather 2014



Hugs for Marge. Grace, & Bob


Weather not fit for man nor beast...

Weather not fit for man nor beast…

…it snowed during five days during the month…there were only a few moderately warm days. Everybody looked, longed and waited for warm weather. Things were undeniably bad. Temperatures in the first few days…were temperate…Conditions began to cool rapidly on the 5th. By the 6th…Cold northwest winds and snow squalls were replaced by heavy snows…across upstate New York and Vermont and throughout Maine… Snow and hail began to fall about ten o’clock a. m., and the storm continued till evening. Snow blanketed the area …rivers remained iced over… “A well known farmer informs us that… the snow was 6 inches deep in almost all sections of the state. It was so cold that birds froze, sheep and cattle died of cold and hunger…(the next day) rapid and extreme drops in temperature froze bodies of standing water to one-inch thickness… significant snowfall…, a wash-tub full of rain water was scum’d with ice  Portland recorded “a plentiful fall”… the snow acted as an insulating factor on the field, protecting (undergrowth) from the bitter cold winds, sleet and ice…great numbers of (birds) sought shelter in houses and barns; many fell dead in the fields…All travelers need great coats and mittens. I presume the oldest person now living knows of no such weather…(days later) Lake and river ice was observed as far south as Pennsylvania. At the beginning of the month h ice as thick as…

Frozen small pond

Frozen small pond

Doesn’t this sounds like reports of frigid winter weather in Southwestern Pennsylvania?

Ice on Washington Furnace Run

Ice on Washington Furnace Run

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