Friday, February 10, 2012

State of the Thermometer at Marietta

American Friend, February 13, 1818

Monday, February 9th, at 6 A.M. Farenheit's Thermometer was down to 20 degrees below Zero.

Tuesday the 10th at 6 o'clock A.M. it was 22 degrees below Zero, or 54 degrees below the freezing point; a degree of cold never before experienced in the State of Ohio, at least since any records of the state of the weather have been kept.

On these extremely cold mornings the atmosphere was filled with a very thick fog, which continued till eight or nine o'clock.

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