Cold in 1961

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Cold in 1961

Post by darrog » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:32 pm

Taken from 'The Cumberland and Westmoreland Herald' on 3.12.11. - thier 'This week in history' section.

50 years ago - ie: 1961

This week saw the coldest night experienced at Penrith for over 20 years.
The minimum temperature recorded at Queen Elizabeth Grammar school weather station was 3F (-29 degrees below freezing point.)
The last time the temperature dropped so low was in January 1940, when it reached zero (32 degrees of frost).
At Morland this week's weather has been even colder. The minimum registered on the thermometer of Mr. R. G. Thwaites, Lowergate, was minus 5F (37 degrees of frost) at night.
At Appleby, Mr. J. F. Whitehead recorded a minimum temperature of 10F (22 degrees of frost) the lowest for many years.'


A couple of things to note:
1.) Mr. Thwaites is still alive and to whom i have previously referred and who is still waiting me knocking on his front door to see him!
2.) did anyone know about QEGS having a weather stn?

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Re: Cold in 1961

Post by Paul C » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:26 pm

tks - will get that updated today (hopefully)

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