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VIII. METEOROLOGICAL TABLE FOR SACRAMENTO, CAL. For the Year ending March 31, 1854. Lat. 38° 34' 42" N., Long. 1200 W. Elevation above the Level of the Sea 39 feet. By Thos. M. Logan, M. D.

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Barometer. inch inch. inch. inch. inch. inch. inch. inch inch. inch. inch inch. inch. Maximum, 30.33 30.28 30.2030.20 30.05 30.1030.40 30.45 30.45 30.45 30.40 30.40 30.45 Minimum, 29.88 29.88 28.88 29.95 29.85 29.90 29.90 29.30 29.70 29.70 29.70 29.85 28.88 Mean,

30.13 30.09 29.79 30.06 30.30 29.85 30.15 30.05 30.13 29.11 30.17 29.05 29.97 Thermometer. o O o O O o O O

O Maximum, 76 78 97 93 93 95 88 72 64 59 62 68 97 Minimum,

50 54 58 62 53 54 58 46 32 19 38 37 19 Mean, 61 68 77 75 71 76 73 53 48 43 51 53

62 Days. Clear, 16 19

22 28 26 13 21 19 10 13 239 Cloudy,

7 6 2 2 8 1 4 10 6 5 5 9 66 Rainy, 7 6

6 4 7 13 9 59 Days of N. wind, 3 2 3

2 4 3 4 22 N. W. 8 7 13 4

23 13 16 16 10 8 128 W.

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REMARKS. By clear days is meant that no clouds were visible at the times of observation ; by cloudy, that some were visible; and by rainy days, that some rain fell then without reference to quantity. The greatest amount that fell at any one period was on the 22d of February. The last rain of the past season occurred on the 20th of May, 1853. There was a slight sprinkle afterwards on the 26th of June, and on the 17th and 21st of July. The first rains of the present season occurred on the 15th of September and the 10th of October. The regular rainy season, however, did not set in until the 14th of November. About the middle of January the sea-coast range of mountains presented the povel appearance of being covered with snow. The degree of cold during this month was unprecedented. Sutter Lake was frozen over on the 6th and on the 21st of January, and remained so all day on the 22d.

IX. METEOROLOGICAL TABLES FOR KNOX HILL, FA. Lat. 30° 30' N., Long. 1860 W. 148 feet above the Sea. Barometer corrected

for 320 Fahr. By J. Newton.

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X. RAIN AT POWHATAN HILL, KING GEORGE CO., VA.

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Rains of half an inch and over in 1853 and to July 1, 1854. 1853, Jan. 12, 0.635; Feb. 6, .875; March 1, .825; 17,.685; April 3, 4, .965; 16, 17, .875; 24, 25, .595; May 24, 25, 1.60; July 6, .875; 10, .60; 11, 12, .61; 20, 21, 1.385; 26, 1.30; August 3, 1.26; 17, .555; 18, 1.12; Sept. 9, 10, 1.675; Oct. 24, 1.375; Nov. 9, .50.

1854, Jan. 11, 12, 0.755; Feb. 8, 1.045; 15, 16, .595; 20, , .92; 26, 1.65; March 22, .82; April, 14, 15, 16, 2.315; 28, 29, .595; May 22, .65; June 7, .50; 19, 1.47.

In 1853, thermometer highest July 1, 950; Dec. 21, 180. First frost Oct. 4. Snow, Oct. 24 and Dec. 29, 1 inch; Dec. 30, 2 inches. Ice, Nov. 26, $ of an inch thick.

In 1854, thermometer highest June 28, 91°; Jan. 9, 180; 24, 150; March 29, 230; April 16, 320 ; 17, 290; 29, 370. Snow, Jan. 1, 44 inches deep; Feb. 20, 4 to 5 in.; March 22, 28, and 30, and April 17, 1 in. Ice, Jan. 4, 3 inches thick; 5, 44 to 5 in. ; 24, 2 in.; 25, 3 in.; March 19, } in.; 24, $ in. ; April 3, 4 in.; 19, crust. Latest frost, May 1.

XI. RAIN AT CHURCH HILL, JEFFERSON CO., Miss. During the Years 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, and to July 1, 1854. By Dr. F. B.

Coleman.

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XII. FLOWERING OF FRUIT-TREES IN 1854.

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* The fruit was generally killed by the excessively cold weather in April after a very mild March. Snow and ice April 15; frost May 1.

† Frost early in April killed the early fruit.

THE

AMERICAN ALMANAC,

FOR

1855.

PART II.

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