Cooperative Economic Insect Report, Vol. 9 : January 30, 1959 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Cooperative Economic Insect Report, Vol. 9: January 30, 1959 For the third consecutive week unseasonably mild temperatures, with weekly averages as much as 10° above normal, persisted in the Far West, as areas east of the Rockies were beset by a great variety of weather conditions including subzero cold, snow, sleet, glaze, flood-producing rains and tornadoes. The worst weather conditions were produced by a low pressure disturbance which moved from the Southwest to the Great Lakes ahead of a southeastward moving cold air mass on the 20th and 21st. Glaze (freezing rain) damage occurred in a belt extending from the lower Great Plains to Michigan, although heaviest damage apparently was in Indiana and Illinois. According to a special report from the latter State, on the 20th and 21st, to 1 inch of ice accumulated on exposed surfaces in an east-west belt about 50 miles wide extending from Springfield eastward through Decatur and champaign-urbana to Danville and into Indiana. Tree damage was heavy, and power and communication lines were damaged by falling limbs. About 25 percent of the homes in the area were without elec tricity or normal heat for 12 to 24 hours, and thousands were still without electricity 36 hours after power failures occurred. Air traffic was halted and surface traffic slowed. In Springfield, this was the most severe glaze since December, 1924, and at Champaign the wqrst in nearly 40 years of record and possibly much longer. Utility damage is expected to exceed $1 million Tornadoes struck sections of both Tennessee a d Kentucky on the 21st. Adams ville, Tennessee, reported 3 injuries and $100 thousand damage, and 5 lives were lost in central Kentucky. High winds caused some damage in Mississippi. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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