Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 69

Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 69

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to pile up in every quarter, and the hour of 3 had not well come before there was a downpour which kept up until 5:30 p.m. of the same day. One estate registered 2% inches in forty minutes. The weather again cleared np, and during the night more soaking rains fell. The average amount registered for both day and night was 34 inches. These rains fell heavily, and in a few minutes every gutter was filled with water, which ran nil over the public roads, carrying in its flow a qaantity of mould and other vegetable matter. Pastures were enveloped with water, and gullies were swollen with these rains. On the 10th instant, rain fell from about 8 a.m., until after mid-day. There were several peals of thunder during the day, and at night there were constant flashes of lightning. There was hardly a place of worship which could be opened for divine service on that morning. Two and a half inches of rain was about the average fall in most disJricts that day. We know of one estate which registered 4.38 inches for that day. The 11th instant was also a rainy day. and from early morning the rain fell in steady drizzles; over 70 parts fell in some parishes. The only fair day for the week, since the 9th instant, was the 13th instant; but the 14th instant was practically a day of rain and mist. The amount recorded was between a half-inch and one inch during the day and 25 parts at night. Very little agricultural work could be done on those days, and in some places only fodder could be got for the animals. These rains have greatly relieved the intense heat which was prevailing, and the atmosphere is now much cooler. They remind us of the heavy rainfalls we used to get years ago. In fact, except on the 25th of August, 1919, and the last week of December, 1917, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,007g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937155
  • 9781236937155