Our Own Weather; A Simple Account of Its Curious Forms, Its Wide Travels, and Its Notable Effects

Our Own Weather; A Simple Account of Its Curious Forms, Its Wide Travels, and Its Notable Effects

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...Going west from the central line, we find the distribution of January temperature considerably less regular than toward the east. ' Here also it grows gradually warmer in the direction of the sea. But the Rocky Mountains produce disturbance, and the increase of warmth seaward is not along the straight lines which so distinguish it in the east. Through the northern tier of states it is quite as regular as anywhere. Eastern Montana is 5 degrees warmer than the zero region in North Dakota; and western Montana is 15 degrees, Idaho 2o degrees, eastern Washington 2 5 degrees, and Washington at the Pacific coast 4o degrees warmer than that region. The increase westward is still fairly regular through South Dakota, Wyoming, southern Idaho, and Oregon. But through western Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada no increase westward is shown. As it culminates at the seacoast the increase westward is quite a bit greater than the increase eastward. Southern South Carolina and northern Georgia have a normal January temperature of fifty degrees, the same as that of southern California, which is in the same latitude. But immediately north of this the Atlantic coast becomes 5 degrees colder for January than the The mackerel sky is made by cirrus clouds that form on a somewhat lower level than do the other kinds of cirrus. It is indicative of a change to stOrmy weather. corresponding part of the Pacific coast; and the difference between them, latitude for latitude, grows steadily greater the farther north we go until, in contrast with a normal January temperature in Maine of only 15 degrees above zero, is found on the Pacific coast in the state of Washington a normal January temperature of 40 degrees above zero. Instead of a range of 5 5 degrees shown on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789180
  • 9781236789181