Climatological Data Volume 13

Climatological Data Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...MARCH.-The month was characterized by frequent and copious rainfall over the greater portion of the State, and by generally moderate temperatures. Cold weather prevailed from the 4th to 6th, with minimum temperatures on the 5th ranging from below freezing on the coast to as low as 10 10 15 in the more northern portion. Exposed truck suiiered considerably, but was growing well by the close of the month, though backward. General farm work was delayed by the rains. Snow fell over much of the interior on the 4th, the greatest amount being 1.4 inches at Hernando. APRIL.-The first half of the month was cool and wet over most of the State, and farm work and crop growth were greatly delayed. During the latter half the weather was generally warmer, and precipitation was infrequent and scattered, resulting in satisfactory growth of cotton, corn, Irish potatoes, and truck crops. By the close of the month all crops in uplands were beginning to need rain. There was no snow. MAY.-This was the coldest May since the State averages have been kept, daily temperatures being almost continuously below normal until near the close of the month, with an average daily departure of 5.2. Precipitation was decidedly deficient over most of the State. Under these conditions, vegetation was greatly retarded until the last week when conditions became seasonable. The yields of oats and Irish potatoes were decreased in the southern portion by drought. SEPTEMBER.-The first ten days of tl1e month were relatively warm; the remainder was almost continuously cool throughout the State, bringing the mean 2.2 below the normal. Precipitation was generally deficient, though there were some marked rainfalls in a few of the eastern counties. In many districts, there was...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690706X
  • 9781236907066