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Archive for Friday, July 15, 2011

100 years ago: Promised rainstorm brings temperature relief, but little moisture

July 15, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 15, 1911:

  • "The rain that was promised last night failed to make good here. The sky was filled with dark clouds, but the rain passed over after a few drops had fallen. At the university observatory the highest temperature recorded was 77 degrees at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. This is a total fall of 25 degrees in two days."
  • "A fish story, that is 'fishy' and in which large number of fish and fishermen play the principal part is being told today by Eugene Porter of the Postal Telegraph Co. Porter went out to Horse Shoe Lake yesterday to indulge in a little recreation, but he had no sooner cast in his hook and settled comfortably back against a tree than the fish began to bite and they kept on biting until Porter at last in desperation took himself to the road on his return to Lawrence to seek a more peaceful place in which to rest."
  • "W. W. Cockins is home from Waukesha, Wis., for a few days. He was delighted to find the weather so cool here. 'Some people say the summer resorts are cool and usually they are but this year they are certainly hot. The thermometer went up to 100 and that is hot enough for anyone. The resort where we are stopping is patronized mostly by southern people but this year they would have been cooler at home.'"

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