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II. METEOROLOGICAL TABLES FOR PROVIDENCE, R. I. Summary of Meteorological Observations made at Brown University. Lat.

41° 49' 22" N., Long. 71° 24' 48" W. from Greenwich. Barometer reduced to the Sea-level, and to 320 Fahr., and corrected for Capillary Action. By Prof. A. Caswell.

1853.

External Thermometer. Means of Barometer. -Means of three daily three daily Observations, with Observations.

Maximum and Minimum. Months.

10

Mean.

Sunrise

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6 A M.

1 P. M.

Mean.
SEO Monthly

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O 29.91 29.92 29 93 24.7 33.5 27.1 28.4 29.99 29.89 29.91 26.8 35 4

29.2 30.5 29.77 29.80 29.79 32 3 40.5 35.1 36.0 29.88 29.92 29.91 39.7 52.0

41.5 44.4 29.91 29.90 29.91 51.7 66.7 52.6

57.0 29 99 30.00 30.00 60.8 77.6 62 3

66.9 29.95 29 96 29.98 66.4 79.3 66 7 70.8 29 92 29 93 29.93 64.9 76.8 66.0

69 2 29.98 29.96 29 97 58 0 70.6 59.4 62.5 29.92 29.93 29.94 433

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47.0 49.4 30.16 30.19 30.18 38.2

49.7 39.8 42.6
29.82 29.86 29.85 24.6 34.4 26.8 28 6
29.93 29.93 29.94 44.3 56.2 46.1 48.9

WINDS, CloudS, AND Rains. ·
Number of Days in which
the prevailing Winds came
from any Point between

Quantity of Clouds,

from 0-10.
N. & E., E. & S., S. & W.,
W. & N.

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Months.

1853.

Quantity of Rain

and

No of Days on which

Rain or Snow fell.
Monthly
Mean.

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March,
April,
May,
June,
July,
August,
September,
October,
November,
December,
Annual Mean,

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4.9 5.0 44 4.9 5.3 5.1 5.9 5.3 5.8 3.5 5,9 5.6

5.2 5.5 4.7 5.3 4.5 3.3 5.5 5.1 5.9

5.2 5.1 5.2 5,2 4.7 4.6 44 4.9 3.5 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.1 5.2 5.3 5.2 4.3 5.0 3.5 3.7 6.1 5.9 4.7 5.3

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Total for the Year, 68 35 135 124

108 53.27 REMARKS The greatest height of the barometer (reduced as above) was 30.69 inches, on January 6th; on November 11th it rose to 30.67. The least, 28.84, on the 23d of January. Extreme range for the year. 1.85 inches.

The maximum temperature was 950 on the 21st of June. The minimum 40 on the 29th of December.

The greatest fall of rain at any one time occurred on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of August. Quantity. 3.01 inches, The total quantity for the year was 53.27, which is about thirteen and a half inches above the mean annual amount. The average for a period of iwentythree years is 39 71 inches. An extraordinary fall of snow occurred on the 291h of December, being from 16 to 18 inches on the level, accompanied with high wind and intense cold.

* Three days were not observed.

III. METEOROLOGICAL TABLES FOR LAMBERTVILLE, N. J.

Lat. 40° 22' 45' N., Long. 74° 55' 30" W. Barometer 96 feet above ·

Mid-tide. By L. H. Parsons.

1. SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1854.

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1853.

inch. inch. inch. inch, inch. in. July, 70.95 35.61 69.62 96 9 58 13 38 30.045 30.042 30.049 30.27 29 29.78 16 .49 August, 69.7184.92 68.69 964 11 53 30 437 29.971 29.99830.012 30.19 26 29.66 18 .53 September, 61.1678.53 62.2596 6 37 30 59 30.055 30.045 30.050 30.2612 29.51 15 .75 October, 12.28 52.42 16.48 77 21 26 31 46 30.047 30.039 30.053 30.39 30 29.52 24 .87 November, 39.2653.50 13.4071 20 184 25 524 30.174 30.107 30.194 30.5€ 28 29.52 13 1.06 December, 25.62 39.31|30.05 55 11 104 20 441 29.900 29.910 29.925 30.32 21 29.1818 1.14

1854. January, 23.98 37.27 28.31 563 12 113 549 30.049 30.065 30.084 30.56 25 29.41 12 1.15 February, 25.57 10.16 31.55 661 2 11 5 554 30.00730.062 30.056 30.5528 29.55 9 1.00 March, 32.46 17.76 37.7277 16 20 29 57° 29.923 29.928 29.965 30.3329 29.25 17 1.08 April, 13.50 63.44 15.27 84 27 25 3 59 29.932 29.942 29.964 30.61 3 29.4610 1.15 58.39 73.63 59.26 88 28 38 7 50 29.943 29.929 29.942 30.25 23 29.65 3

.73 June, 67.46 34.0065.76 98 27 53 1 45 29.937 29.921 29.929 30.16 1 29.67 8

May,

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Year,

116.69|61.72 18.95/98 27* 191 311 964/29.998|29.999 30.01930.58|281 29.18/185/1.40

* June.

† January

I November

$ December.

2. WEATHER FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1854.

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The Peach blossomed on the 24ih of April; the Cherry on the 24th; and the Apple on the 1st of May.

* Perfectly clear, not a cloud being seen, - or entirely cloudy, no clear sky being seen, during the whole day.

IV. METEOROLOGICAL TABLES FOR SAVANNAH, Ga. For the Year ending May, 1854. By Dr. John F. Posey.

1. BAROMETER. Barometer cistern with constant level, No. 455, by J. Green. Scale, English inches, cor

rected for temperature reduced to the freezing point. 42 feet above half-lide in the river.

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1853. inch. inch.Jinch. inch. inch. inch. inch. inch. / inch. inch. inch. inch. June, 3 30.22 30.20 30.21 30.210 18 30 00 29.91 29.99 29.967 30.12 30.08 30.09 30 095 July, 29 30.19 30.17 30.20 30 187 16 29.97 29.88 29.91 29.930 30.08 30.00 30 06 30 059 August, 27 30.15 30.1030.11 30.120 19 29.79 29.74 29 81 29.780 30.03 29.99 30.02 30.013 Sept. 26 30 19 30.16 30.19 30.180 14 29.97 29.87 29.89 29 910 30.04 30.00 30.04 30.024 October, 11 30.13 30.20 30.20 30.197 20 29.62 29.53 29.62 29 590 30 02 30.00 30.04 30.026 Nov. 7 30.32 30.36 30.43 30.370 13 29.88 29.83 29.91 29 873 30 20 30 15 30.19 30 179 Dec. 21 30.46 30.34 30.33 30.377 17 29.68 29.46 29.53 29.557 30.01 29.98 30.03 30.016

1854. January, 24 30.61 30.51 30.51 30.543 12 29.60 29.73 29.87 29.733 30.21 30.17 30.20 30 191 Feb. 17 30.40 30.3-30.46 30.413 20 29.65 29.62 29.64 29 635 30.15 30.12 30.15 30 128 March, 19 30.43 30.36 30.30 30.395 17 29.81 29.71 29.68 29.731 30.11 30.06 30 06 30 087 April, 3 30.58 30.53 30.55 30.552 16 29.57 29.52 29.71 29.597 30 05 30.00 30.04 30.028 May, 1 30.22 30.17 30.17 30.187 7 29.78 29.77 29.84 29 797 30.01 29.97 29.99 29.989 An.M'n. 30.33 30.29 30.31 30.311 29.77 29 71 29.79 29 758 30 088 30.043 30.076 30.069 Barometer was highest, January 24th, 1854,

30.61 inches. lowest, December 17th, 1853,

29.46 Difference,

1.15

66

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2. THERMOMETER. Made by J. Green, New York; housed as directed by the Smithsonian Institution.

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1853.
June 2379.8 93.9 80.7 81.8
168.0 79 1 73.3 735 78.0 36.5 176.6 79.0

0.787 5 July 1178.8 98.1 79.5 85.1 2271.4 78.1 75.9 75.1 77.0 88.8 78.6 81.5 6.461 12 Aug.

6 79.0 94.2 80.3 84.5 29697 82.4 74.0 75.4 75.4 85.3 77.3 79 3 8.169 18 Sept. 775.1 91.2 79.5 81.9 30 57.0 76.6 65.4 66.3 70.9 82.7 73.9 75.8 9.427 9 Oct. 1638 31.6 71.5 72.1 25 39.4 57.2 48.0 48 2 58 9 71.6 62.9 61.3 2.888 11 Nov. 18 58 6 75.4 61.9 65.3 26 41.4 62.1 52.3 51.9 54.7 67 7 56.4 60.4 3.096 7 Dec. 7 52.5 71.0 59.5 61.0 20 30.5 42.0 33.4 35.3 42.7 55,7 17.3 48.4 6.882 11

1854. Jan.

1862.4 76.8 70.4 69.9 931.7 46.9 38.8 39.1 47 2 58.7 52.0 52.6 2.529 7 Feb. 26 66.1 74.1 167.0 69.0 4 32.0 50.9 400 41.0 48.2 62.5 53.7 54.8 2.530 March 1665.6 86.4 76.1 76.0 27 39.0 58.2 49.1 48.8 54 4 73.4 63.4 61.8 2.030 4 April 2365.0 89.9 71.5 75.5 337.9 55.1 47.7 46.9 57.1 72.6 61.5 63.8 1985 6 May 27 72.7 89.7 177.5 80.0 1 51.0 70.3 57.9 59.7 68.9 81.2 71.2 73.7 6.513 12 Mean, 63.3 85.2 73.0 75.4 47.4 163.2 54.6 55.1 160.8 73.9 64.6 66.5 53.302100

98.1 30.5

Thermometer was highest, July 11th, 1853,

lowest, December 20th, 1853, Difference,

67.6

V.
METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, MUSCATINE, Iowa.

For the Year 1853. By T. S. Parvin.

Lat. 41° 25' N., Long. 92 2' W.— Proximate. Barometer 72.21 ft. above low water in (and 586.21 ft. above the mouth of) the Mississippi

River.

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Feb'ry,

May,

1853. inch. inch. inch. inch. January, 29.61 29.64 29.63 29.64 21.2 26.2 31.6 26.0 27.05 54

.50 .45 .43 .42 16.5 24.030.1 22 7 23.36 55 March, .50

.50

.46 .49 26.5 30.7 13.3 32 333.24 66 April,

.51 .51 .49 .50 40.0 50.0 56.0 45 2 17.81 71

.59 .56 .52 .57 48.9 58.4 61.3 53 S 55.65 Si June,

.58 .61 .58 .57 61.775.2 83.6 65.3 71.22 91 July, .63 .63 .69 .65 59.2 72.1 78 3 61.863 82 87 August, .41 .61 .59 .53 62.9 74.4 30.5 66 071.0S 92 Sept’ber, .62 .61 .53 .58 54.1 61.4 70.0 60.262,21 89 October,

.66 .66 .63 .63 35.3 44.4 58.3 19.9 15.46 75 Nov'ber,

.65 .99 .99 .61 36.6 39.3 45.0 37.939.73 60 Dec'ber,

.58 .57 .57 .57 22.3 24.7 33.8 25 6 26.67 48

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9 P. M.

S. E.

N. W
S. W.

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Quantity

10 / Cloudy.

oss (inches).

January, 1.51.7 2.0 1.8 7 5 10 19 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3* 3 9

18 2 .3 2 1.0 Feb'ry, 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.5 3 4 13 8 2.0 2.1 2.2 1.8 1 10 8 6 16 2 .73 2.0 March, 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.0 4 8 16 3 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.7 18! 8 14 6 11 2 .71 2.0 April, 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.012 5 9 4 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.8 4 9 9 9 9 12 10 11.8 May, 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.4 8 3 12 6 1.4 1.6 2.0 1.3 2 4 13 5 10 5 16 10 4.6 June,

1.41.7 2.0 1.1 212 511 1.8 1.6 1.9 1.6 1 2 519 12 2 16 9 6.4 July, 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4 6 8 9 8 1.6 1.4 1.8 1.5 5 811 11 3 17 11 6.6 August, 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.3 31 9 6 13 1.4 1.5 1.5 2.0 5 1 8 5 15 16

5 1.7 Sept'ber, 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.6 710 5 8 1.8 1.8 2.1 1.4 2 2 914 13 6 11

7 6.2 October, 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 31011 7 1.0 1.5 2.0 1.2 1 2 5 8 14 4 13 1 .2 Nov’ber, 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6 9 4 8 9 20 1.8 1.7 2.0 1 2 311 5 9 16 6 4.1 3 8.0 Dec'ber, 1.5 1.4 1.5 1:4 4 4 1310 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.3 510 11 7 13

3 3.2

An.M'n, 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.4 51 7110 9 1.7

1.7 | 1.9 1.6

21 il sl 9 111 5 14 5 3.9 2134

Lowest temperature, February 8th, -11°; Highest, August 11th, 920. Range, 1030.

Lowest height of barometer, February 28th, 28.36 inches; thermometer aliached, 380 ; greatest, November 24th, 30.00 inches; thermometer attached, 420. Range, 1.64 inches. Mean, 29.577 inches.

Mississippi closed, December 18th; opened, February 25th. Closed 69 days. Last year, 70. Frost, last in the spring, May 25th ; first in the fall, September 10th.

The Peach in flower, May 3d ; Chern, , May Ist; Apple, May 8th; Plum, May 3d ; and the Pear. May 6th.

Total quantity of rain in inches, 43.3: 15.4 less than in 1852. April, river very low until the last of this month. Heavy rains set in on the lth, and from 2 5 10 3 5 inches fell on three occasions in 12 hours, and 11.8 during the month. August, comet visible during the last week of this month. September 1814, between 2 and 4 A. M.. 3.5 inches of water fell. October, ice on the 2d. November, low water. Fruits of all kinds in abundance this year, and an abundant harvest. More sickness, but less fatality, this summer than usual.

VI. METEOROLOGICAL TABLE FOR WORCESTER, Mass. Lat. 42° 16' 17" N.; Long. 71° 48' 13" W.; elevation 536 feet. Hours of

Observation, 6 A.M., 2 and 10 P. M.

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Barometer. inch. inch. inch. inch. inch. linch. inch. inch. inch. inch. inch. inch.

7 29.47 29.39 29.42 29.33 23.3 20.41 29.52 29.47 29 47 29.47 29.44 29.63 Mean at 2 29.50 29.36 29.39 29.25 29 33 29.39 29.49 29.44 29.43 29.44 29.41 29.64

9 29.4i 29.42 29.36 29.33 29.34 29.42 29.49 29,46 29.47 29.50 29.46 29.62 Thermometer. O

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0 o O 7 30.5 21.7 25.0 31.4 42.7 52.9 63.8 67.3 61.7 57.6 43.3 36.0 40.5 Mean at 2 39.5 31.2 29.3 10.9 51.6 67.5 75.7 84.7 71.0 68.5 57.5 46.2 92.5

9 33.0 25.7 27.7 33.0 42.6 54.3 63.3 70.5 66.9 59.2 45.9 38.4 Psychrometer.

7 72 30 60.04 54.67 18.29 52 03 63 96 60.26 65.83 76.83 77.43 66.25 65.76
Mean at 2 66.40 61.70168.50 50.3 49.36 19.19 47.46 47.61 61.70 62.36 53.96 51.66

9 69.36 64.00 56.21 19.96 59.83 69.67 63.33 63.38,78.22 80.63 65.64 55.80
Cloudiness.
7 5 6 5.1
5.6 4.5 3.7
3.7 3.8 3.7 4.1 5.1 3.2

5.9
Mean at 2 6.8 4.8 49 3.9 4.7 3.7 3.9 3.3 4.7 4.3 4.5 5.3
9 6.2 4.6 4.4 3.3 3.9 4.4 3.0

5.1 4.1 3.6 2.6 5.4

Total.

4.78 1.726.99 0 60 4.92 5 45 1.01 3.29 10.71 5.26 6.20 5.30 54.22 0 1.32 1.11 3.00 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 5.43 4.00 10.00 11.00 8.000 0 0

0 0 0 33.00

Inches of rain,

snow-water,
snow,

Days of
N. wind,
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VII. AMOUNT OF RAIN AND SNOW REGISTERED AT THE

STATE LUNATIC HOSPITAL, WORCESTER, MASS., FOR
TWELVE YEARS.

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