Report of the Board of Regents Volume 1855

Report of the Board of Regents Volume 1855

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of hail, attended with lightning and thunder, from a nimbus coursing from west to east. March was stormy, high winds prevailing from almost every point of the compass. Most of the rain that fell this month was on the 13th, 14th, and 15th, the wind veering about and blowing, at one time, strong from the northeast, which is unusual. Immediately after this the Sacramento river, which had remained at a very low stage all the winter, commenced rising suddenly and soon reached twenty feet two inches above low-water mark. It soon, however, began to fall again. When the sun entered Aries the weather was fine and clear; wind northwest; mean temperature 61; mean reading of barometer 30.16 inches. On the 30th a comet was visible in the western horizon at about 8 p. m. It bore northwest by north, with an altitude of about 20; length of tail about 6, extending towards the zenith. April, although preceded by the coldest winter yet observed, was, from its inception, literally the opening month, and towards its latter end vegetation was as much advanced as at the corresponding period of the previous year. A coincidence worthy of note, inasmuch as these phenomena are so seldom witnessed, was the occurrence of lightning and thunder on the 29th of the same month last year as well as at the same date this year, accompanied by hail from a nimbus coursing southeast; the mean reading of the barometer on the latter date being 29.90 inches, and of the thermometer 60.03. May was characterized by capricious weather, vacillating between winter and summer. Two more thunder-storms, attended with high wind, occurred, one on the 6th and the other on the 18th. The former, though less severe in the neighborhood of the city than that of the 29th April, seemed to spend its chief...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660928X
  • 9781236609281