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December Weather Report

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Title

December Weather Report

Subject

Edinburg (Va)
Saum Family

Description

Report of an extraordinary amount of snow and extremely frigid temperatures that occurred in Shenandoah County in December of 1880. The author is unknown, but it was kept by the Saum family of Edinburg Virginia.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Letter Describing extraordinary snow, 1880, Saum Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

December 1880

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Language

English

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December 20 1880 This morning at 7 oclock
commenced to snow continued all day on the
morning of the 21 December The snow measured
about 20 inches deep the snow continue foalling
slightly all day snows continue at intervals
from 3 to 5 inches deep up to evening of 29 day of December
on the morning of the 30 december the thermometer
stood 10 degrees below zero snow on the ground
still about 18 inches deep sleighing good this morn
the 31 day of December 1880 the thermometer was 24
degrees below zero During the day the sun shining
showed a considerable moderation

Citation

Unknown, “December Weather Report,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 24, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11421.

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