August 27, 2014

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How does this Winter compare with the Winters in 1977 and 1978 and 1963?

Stanley Bishop driving his truck in the winter of 1978 near Hayes Station Road and pictured in the back, from left, Brian Crouch and James O’Hara.

Introduction

When Janice and I left Butler for Florida on January 3, it was 2 above zero. According to our neighbors, the temperature that day did not get above 8 above and fell to 10 below that night. And, as you are well aware, it has been a relatively cold and snowy winter thus far. We began to wonder how this winter compared to other unusually cold and snowy ones. We talked with some old timers and consulted with Ms. Cheri  Figgins, Director of the Pendleton County Public Library which has files of most, if not all, of The Falmouth Outlooks. Following are our findings: