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It began much earlier than usual, and continued far into the spring. There were 32 snow storms in total, three more than the average number for the preceding period, and the snow covered the landscape to a depth of six feet and two inches, while the 20 year average depth for eastern Massachusetts Perley The summer of had been hot, and the weather remained pleasant until mid December.
On the night of 17 December extremely cold weather began. In both Massachusetts and Maine the temperature dropped to at least oF oCand the following day the temperature remained below 0 F all over New England, the coldest day recorded since Perley On the night of 23 December there was a violent blizzard with much snow.
Because of the high wind speed, several ships were lost along the coast. On 3 January a new snow storm moved across New England, accompanied by a violent southeast wind. The railroads were more or less hindered by the snow which blocked their tracks.
The air temperature was decreasing, and between 6 and 8 January became almost unbearable because of the wind and associated wind chill effects. Especially the western regions of New England suffered from snow and cold.
In New Hampshire, on 12 January, the thermometer indicated oF oCand there was a very severe snow storm prevailing, accompanied by a gale that caused damage to the shipping along the coast. Provisions were sold at extremely high prices, and poor people suffered much for want of good and necessary food.
Contributions for their benefit were taken in many of the churches in the cities Perley On the night of 17 Januaryand also the next day, the cold was more intense than it had been during the previous part of the winter.
At Salem, Massachusetts, the temperature was oF oC. By evening the following day the temperature increased to 12oF oCbut now snow began to fall. The wind was strong and from northeast. During the following night the wind increased until it became one of the severest and most violent that had been known for very many years.
Snow fell to great depths, with drifts being 8 to 12 feet deep in Salem, Massachusetts. Also the streets in Boston were piled full of snow, and remained so three days later. Snow shoes were found to be necessary to pedestrianism, and many of the old ones were hunted up and brought into use again Perley The violent wind during this storm wrought many disasters on both land and sea.
Buildings blew down, and the unusually strong wind over the ocean was very disastrous to the shipping. Many vessels were driven ashore and several lives were lost. At Provincetown, on northernmost Cape Cod, it was one of the worst storms ever experienced Perley During and immediately following this storm, the temperature descended to an extremely low point, and remained there for a whole week.
January 18 and 19 are supposed to have been the two coldest days known in New England during the 19th century Perley At sunrise 19 January the mercury froze at Franconia, New Hampshire.
At Montpelier and St. The cold continued until 26 January.
Long Island Sound became frozen for the whole width, and the harbour of Portsmouth in New Hampshire was frozen over as well. This was one of the coldest winters ever known in USA, and it is said that the first snow storms known to have occurred in the city of Mexico was experienced this winter, on the night of January 31 Perley Professor Giancarlo Sangalli Università di Pavia (Italy) Giancarlo Sangalli (born ) is full professor of numerical analysis at the Mathematics Department of the University of Pavia, and research associate of CNR-IMATI "E.
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