Congressional Edition Volume 2187

Congressional Edition Volume 2187

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...On the 13th the high area extended over the Gulf States. Ou the 12th and 13tli, while the pressure was rising east of the Rocky Mountains, the center of the high area, averaging 0.3 inch above the mean, was in Utah. For six of the tri-daily observations, tho barometer at Salt Lake City was above 30.6 inches. Thiti high pressure was, as is usual, associated with a cold wave. Many observed temperatures were 30 below the normal for the month. As the cold wave pressed-southward, changes iu temperature exceeding 40 for twenty-four hours were frequently reported. On t lie 10th, the region south oi the Platte River was warned by telegraph of the approach of a " norther." For the protection of the sngar interests, frost warnings were also sent to New Orleans. In connection with this high pressure, the minimum temperatures for the month were generally reported from the Rocky Mountain region. The following special temperatures were noted: Fort Washakie, Wyo., --23; Cheyenne, --15.5; Pike's Peak, --26. Cautionary signals displayed at Indianola and Galveston were justified by the following maximum velocities: Indianola, 02 N.; Galveston, 4n N. III.--On the 15th, there was a sharp rise of pressure in Idaho and Montaua, which extended on the 16th into the Missouri Valley. At. the last observation of that day the isobar of 30.5 included the greater part of Minnesota, Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. On the 17th, tho center of high barometer was rapidly transferred to tho Saint Lawrence Valley, disappearing on the 18th beyond the coast On the 17th, in connection with this high pressure, cautiouary signals were ordered from Sandy Hook to Delaware Bieakwater. On tho 18th, from Chincotcague to Hatteras, and they were justified bv the more

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