COLDEST MARCH

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index finger of his left hand while at work Wednesday afternoon. He was treated in Deaconess Hospital Hospital and dismissed. said, are high taxes, corruption in high places and the Communist threat. Balanced Budgets l Burt stressed his belief in a bal- City Had Coldest March In History-Weatherman Freeport had its coldest March In history this year, John Schroder, Schroder, local weather observers, stated today. Record low temperatures were recorded six days and the average temperature for the month also was a record low. The first record was set March 1 when a low of 10 below zero was reported. Previous record was 9 below zero in 1912. A low of 1 below below zero on the 4th beat the old record set in 1916 by one degree. On March 5 and 11 below zero broke the record of 10 below zero set in 1952. 15 Below Zero The coldest reading of this ' ter, 15 below zero, occurred on March 6, breaking the record of 8 beiow zero in 1919. Fifth record low was 7 below zero March 7, two degrees below the 1920 record. A low of 2 below zero March 26 broke the record of 10 above re' re' corded in 1923 and 1937. Schroder said that the average daily temperature of 20.6 degrees was 3.6 degrees below the normal average of 24.2 and two degrees below the previous record low average average of 22.6 im March 1912. There were nine days with below below zero readings in March this year. One other day had a low of zero. The highest temperature recorded was 63 degrees on the 29th. Normal high is 66; normal low is 3. Average high for the month was 81.9 compared to the normal average average high of 37.1. Average low was 9.3 compared to the normal average low of 11.3. Final Snow March 25 Snow fell on six days. The great- est amount was 4.7 inches March! 16. Final snow of the winter (we hope) fell on March 25 when one inch was measured. Total snowfall snowfall for the month was 9.3 inches compared to the average of 9.5 inches. Precipitation totaled 1.40 inches compared tb the average of 2.13 inches. At least a trace of pre cipitation fell on 15 days. Schroder said that snowfall for this winter has totaled 51.2 inches. There have been 19 days with sub zero readings and two days with zero readings this winter. See our

Clipped from Freeport Journal-Standard07 Apr 1960, ThuPage 7

Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois)07 Apr 1960, ThuPage 7
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